Following”pausing investment” in Its Own smart messaging app Allo back in April, Google has announced It Will stop supporting Allo altogether.
Instead, Google will change its attention to Android Messages, and bringing new features to the program, to make the SMS experience more effective. The company states that it will maintain Allo working until March 2019, after which it will no longer be available. Allo users are advised to export their conversation history, and look for an alternative program for regular immediate messaging.
Ever since, the business has introduced popular features of Allo like Smart Reply, GIFs, and desktop support to Android Messages, and at a blog article published on Wednesday, Google has confirmed the demise of Allo completely.
“Given Emails’ continued momentum, we have decided to quit supporting Allo to focus on Messages. Allo will keep working through March 2019 and till then, you are going to have the ability to export all of your current conversation history in the program,” the firm added.
The instant messaging program never took off how Google would’ve hoped. On the flip side, Google’s video calling app Duo has been performing fairly well, and the completely doesn’t intend to stop development on it. The business says it will continue to include smart attributes to Android Messages to update the SMS platform farther.
As mentioned, Allo will still continue to work till March 2019, also before that consumers are advised to export all their chat history from the program. In order to download all the chat history, start the Allo app, visit Settings > Chat and then select either Export messages from chats or Export saved media from chats. The former will export only the messages, whereas the latter will comprise media such as videos, photographs, and other documents.