"Not Hello": Google closes the unpopular messenger Allo

Furthermore, Google Duo is another high quality messaging app from Google which is one of the highest rated mobile application across iOS and Android as well.

To cut down to five apps, Google will eventually shut down Hangouts and Google Allo, while Messages, Hangouts Chat, Hangouts Meet, Duo, and Google Voice would continue to be supported. After those reports hit the web, Google was forced to say something, and last night it put out a press release talking about its vision for its messaging apps. The faster sharing method according to Google, starts with a swipe down on the app's homsecreen. Google also at one point left some people wondering if Allo would be the intended successor to Google Hangouts' consumer usage, though of course that is being sunset, too. 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. In fact, 9to5Google claims that Google may have meant to announce the end of Allo sooner, but pushed it back when news leaked about its plans for Hangouts. In an official blog post the company said, "Allo will continue to work through March 2019 and until then, you'll be able to export all of your existing conversation history from the app".

And most of all, why is Google abandoning its own instant message service in Allo and Hangouts for a carrier-driven ball of confusion? On Thursday, a Google employee revealed that Chat and Meet will launch for non-paying consumers next year, becoming a standard platform alongside Gmail, Docs, Drive and others. This year, the company launched the video chat for iPad, Android tablets, Chromebooks and smart displays.

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The company will focus on more popular programs. This is a product area which will get more attention at the expense of Allo, Google's version of 15 minutes of fame. "Given Messages' continued momentum, we've made a decision to stop supporting Allo to focus on Messages", Klainer wrote on Thursday.

Google has finally called it a day on Allo, its attempt to compete with WhatsApp, to focus on its Messages product. For example, in the "Messages" apply now opportunities in machine learning, first used it in Allo.

Google paused development on Allo eight months ago, noting that it hadn't gained the sort of traction the company was hoping for.

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