As we’ve shared last time, Google Allo is going to be shut down, along with Google Hangout’s migration. And now, Google has shared an update on this matter, including the fate of Google Messages.
The tech giant has confirmed that they have paused investments in Allo at the start of this year and instead shifted their focus in the app, Google Messages. This move is due to the latter’s growing popularity among users.
Google Allo’s notable features have also been transferred to Messages, including Smart Reply, GIFs and desktop support. The app will be available until March of 2019. Until then, users will be able to retrieve and export their existing conversations from Allo.
Allo is a smart messaging app for Android, iOS and web users developed and launched by Google in 2016. It encourages users to express themselves better through stickers, doodles, and emojis and texts customizable by size. Allo even has Google Assistant support that can be accessed even without leaving the conversation.
Google Allo was a great app, and we are sorry to bid farewell to it. At the same time, all we can do is hope that what Google has in store for us in the new Messages app is worth it.