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Google’s Allo messaging service dies today

Google’s Allo messaging service dies today”

We've known for a while now that Google's Allo messaging service would be following in Google+'s footsteps, but a specific close data hadn't been revealed - we only knew that it'd be shutting down this month.

Tech giant Google has announced a new function for its chatting service Hangouts Chat. The messaging app and video service suffered very different fates, however. Earlier this year we paused investment in Allo and brought some of its most-loved features-like Smart Reply, GIFs and desktop support-into Messages.

On your Android phone, open Allo.

Your messages will be in a CSV file. Google addressed some of that with updates, but they were slow to arrive.

Google never really made the case for why people should move to Allo, and consumers the world over didn't sit around waiting for it.

In the meantime, Google has done work on building many of Allo's features to the new Messages app, including its Google Assistant integration.

Google has added tools to the Allo app to save your chats, and you'll want to do that today if there's anything worth saving.

To download your chats, Go to Settings and then tap on Chat. The media exports are saved in a ZIP file. At the end of 2018, Google confirmed Allo would shut down after it failed to gain traction.

Hangouts was launched as a replacement for Gchat in 2013.Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by the company which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) features. Exporting messages from chats won't include photos or videos.



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