Allo, goodbye: Google is killing off the messaging app

Some other Google messaging app is lifeless.

Allo, which introduced again in 2016, will quickly be now not. The tech large introduced in a weblog put up that it is finishing enhance for the messaging app subsequent March.

Google mentioned customers have in large part switched to Android Messages, its default messaging app which integrates SMS, MMS, and Wealthy Communications Services and products (RCS). 

The latter of which, RCS, represents the way forward for messaging, as SMS is about to transform out of date. Google is operating onerous on service enhance for RCS, so it comes as much as par with Apple’s iMessages.

“Previous this 12 months we paused funding in Allo and taken a few of its most-loved options—like Sensible Answer, GIFs and desktop enhance—into Messages,” the weblog put up reads.

“Given Messages’ endured momentum, we’ve determined to forestall supporting Allo to concentrate on Messages.” 

If you are the usage of Allo, you’ll be able to export your dialog historical past from the app till it closes down in March. 

Whilst Allo is at the approach out, Google is maintaining Duo, its video-calling app, which added video messaging not too long ago. The corporate’s additionally proceeding to increase Hangouts right into a place of business collaboration app, serving to it to rival the likes of Slack.

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