• Say goodbye? I say Allo: A brief look at the past, present, and future of Google messaging

    6 days ago - By 9to5Google

    Over the past week, the narrative around Google's messaging and communication services has been defined by a spate of planned deprecations - both of which 9to5Google first reported about. While older services will be “sunset,” the company's vision for consumers hasn't changed much since earlier this year , revolving around RCS “Chat” and Google Duo video calling.
    However, complicating this dual-service future now is the newly-revealed fact that the enterprise-focused Hangouts Chat and Meet will also be available to consumers , and that Google Voice is still an active service. This is just...
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  • Google Allo 27 preps for shutdown w/ new chat and photo/video export

    Google Allo 27 preps for shutdown w/ new chat and photo/video export

    6 days ago - By 9to5Google

    Google this week clarified its messaging future following our twin reports about classic Hangouts and Allo. After development on the latter was paused in April , the company on Wednesday announced that it would be sunset next year. Ahead of that, Google today released what is likely one of the last updates for the smart messaging app to help users export chats.
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