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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.

Will you miss Allo? Have you ever used it? Just go to the comments section and share your thoughts with us.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5457 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2018-12- 6 (Update: 2018-12- 6)