• Google to kill off Allo as the company streamlines messaging in its own unique way

    3 days ago - By Beta News

    There has been a great deal of speculation recently about what Google's plans are for dealing with its plethora of messaging tools. There had been suggestions that Hangouts could be for the chop, but now Google has spoken out to say that this is not - quite - the case, and in fact it is Allo that will be shuttered. The closure of Allo will come just two-and-a-half years since it first appeared. Google says that it has learned a lot from releasing Allo, and plans to bring the best of its features to the Messages app. In a blog...
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  • Allo, Goodbye; Google to shut its smart messaging app in March 2019

    Allo, Goodbye; Google to shut its smart messaging app in March 2019

    3 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Back in April, Google said that it was no longer throwing money at its smart messaging app Allo. Now, the company has announced that it will be shutting Allo down in March, 2019. A support page posted by Google explains how Allo users can back up their conversation history. Google says that it was able to learn a lot from Allo, especially when it comes to machine learning. Many of the new features using machine learning have been added to Google's Messages app.
    Google's Anil Sabharwal, the Vice President of Chrome, Comms and Photos for the company, has said that Allo ...
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  • Hangouts Chat rolling out Smart Reply to mobile and web apps

    Hangouts Chat rolling out Smart Reply to mobile and web apps

    3 days ago - By 9to5Google

    Yesterday, Google confirmed that it was sunsetting Allo, while focusing on Hangouts Chat and Meet for the enterprise rather than the “classic” iteration. To reaffirm that commitment, the Slack competitor today is adding Smart Reply.
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  • Google Allo Shutting Down Next Year in Favor of Google's Main Messages App

    Google Allo Shutting Down Next Year in Favor of Google's Main Messages App

    3 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Google this week announced that it is shutting down its messaging app Google Allo , and incorporating many of its features into the Messages app on Android smartphones. Google Allo is an expanded messaging app that lets users send GIFs, text from their desktops, and use Smart Reply.
    Now, Google says to continue Messages' momentum it has decided to "stop supporting Allo to focus on Messages." Many of Allo's features have already been integrated into Messages, and Allo will continue to work through March 2019. Until then, users will be able to export all existing conversations from the app...
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  • Google promises to shut down two of its seven messaging apps

    Google promises to shut down two of its seven messaging apps

    3 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Allo and Hangouts are going away, but Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet are opening up to consumers.
    In a post on its official blog , Google laid out a simplified messaging strategy for the future. In order to offer customers "a simpler and more unified communications experience," Google promised to support only five messaging apps going forward, down from its current suite of seven. To cut down to five apps, Google will eventually shut down Hangouts and Google Allo, while Messages, Hangouts Chat, Hangouts Meet, Duo, and Google Voice would continue to be supported.
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