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Google has decided to stop supporting Allo and focus on Messages instead

Google Allo app (Source: Chris Welch for The Verge)
Google Allo (Source: Chris Welch)
Earlier this year, Google decided to stop investing in Allo and pushed some of its popular features — such as Smart Reply, GIFs, and desktop support — to the Messages app. Yesterday, Google has finally confirmed that the smart messaging app Allo will go down, but it will continue to work until March 2019.

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Introduced in late September 2016, Google Allo received its final updates about 10 months ago, at the end of January. Available for both Android and iOS, this smart messaging app is no longer supported by Google. Even more, the tech giant has confirmed that Allo will go down for good next year, in March.

According to Google, "Given Messages’ continued momentum, we’ve decided to stop supporting Allo to focus on Messages." Allo users will be able to export all their existing history from the app until March 2019. For more details on how to do this, those interested should check out this page.

Google's Messages, the app that already received some popular Allo features, including GIF and desktop support or Smart Reply, is now actively used by more than 175 million users on Android each month. Google is currently working closely with the mobile industry to bring more features to the traditional SMS system, such as group chats, high-resolution image sharing, and more.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-12- 6 (Update: 2018-12- 6)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.