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Google Allo Is Shutting Down: Here's How to Save Your Chat History

Google Allo Is Shutting Down: Here's How to Save Your Chat History”

If you're using Allo, you can export your conversation history from the app until it closes down in March.

When they are shut down, Allo and Hangouts will join Google Talk, Google Spaces, Google Wave, Google+ Messenger, and Google Buzz in the graveyard of former Google messaging apps. Today, Google is confirming that in March 2019, Allo will no longer work.

Hangouts, rumored to be shut down for consumers, will live on according to Google. Not that Google likely minds much, since it's trying to build up a head of steam in support of yet another messaging effort - RCS chat. Users can find media from the app they already downloaded in the Google Allo folder within the Google Photos app. Google provides more information and instructions here. But so far it seems the company hasn't figured out what exactly it wants to do with its messaging app strategy. the replacement for the GTalk was Hangouts, which it seems is also going away now by the end of 2019. This news comes just a few days after a report claimed Hangouts would also be on the chopping block.

Numerous features in Allo have been implemented in Google Messages, like Smart Reply and GIF support, and the Allo team will not focus on the Messages app. SMS and online messaging can't exactly be compared, but we hope that Google is working on something special. On the other hand, Google's video calling app Duo has been doing fairly well, and the completely doesn't plan to stop development on it. The company says that it will continue to add smart features to Android Messages to upgrade the SMS platform further. In 2017, the head of Allo left Google for Facebook, and shortly thereafter most of the Allo team moved over to Android Messages. The company promises they will continue to improve the service with features that utilize machine learning.

Enterprise Hangouts Chat users will eventually be able to include people from outside of their organization, and Hangouts Meet users can now organize meetings with up to 100 participants.



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