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Google Waves Goodbye to Allo

Google Waves Goodbye to Allo

If you are using Allo, then there's a bad news for you as Google is going to shut this down and is shifting the resources to google Duo to make that a medium of rich service communication. Google Duo supports instant messaging and video calls both.

Launched in mid 2016, the "smart" messaging app blended users' Google accounts with the search giant's virtual assistant technology.

It seems like Google is closing down all the apps which are not putting an impression on public up to their expectation. Now Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet were supposed to replace Hangouts "classic" but so far it hasn't. Google has been moving all of Allo's features over to the Android Messages app that is pre-installed on every Android smartphone, including the ability to send GIFs, and much more.

Back in April, Google product chief Anil Sabharwal confirmed that Google Allo had "not achieved the level of traction that we'd hoped for." .

In a post on the Google Blog, Matt Klainer, Vice President of Consumer Communications Products, explained that Google has been focusing on its messaging app Messages as well as "working closely with the mobile industry to upgrade SMS". According to Google, rather than resuming work on Allo, it will shutter the project and focus its efforts on Messages.

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Allo was once going to be the centerpiece of Google’s messaging strategy
Greenbot Allo was once going to be the centerpiece of Google’s messaging strategy

This year Google launched Duo support for iPad, Android Tablet, Chromebook, and Smart Displays.

The new video sharing feature will prompt you to swipe down to record a message. Messages is getting or has gotten most of Allo's best features and will continue to see major development. For team-based messaging and enterprise users, Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet will take care of chat and video conferencing scenarios. Before it's fully offered up to Hangouts users, it'll first open up an opportunity for G Suite users to invite people outside of their organizations.

The last time Allo was updated on Android is January and the app has already shown signs of aging with bugs and Google Drive restore is borked.

While Allo's demise-officially set for March 2019-has been relatively quick, Hangouts has gone through more iterations than I can list here.





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