Google Allo is shutting down today

Google Allo

Google Allo shutting down today. Save your chat history

The two-year experiment (short, by Google terms) hasn't been a complete wash, though - Google's taken learnings and features from Allo and integrated them into products like Messages (its Android SMS/MMS/RCS app), that recently saw the addition of Google Assistant offering suggestions in the conversation.

Compared to Duo, which has been downloaded more than a billion times from the Play Store, Google Allo also gained super-modest traction on Android, with only 10 million+ installs.

Search engine giant Google has said that now you can delete your conversation history in Hangout chat.

Google never really made the case for why people should move to Allo, and consumers the world over didn't sit around waiting for it.

The feature will be on by default and will be available to all G Suite Editions. Google addressed some of that with updates, but they were slow to arrive. At the time, Google was in the midst of announcing a reorganisation of its entire messaging platform strategy, which is a mess.

Google has added tools to the Allo app to save your chats, and you'll want to do that today if there's anything worth saving. After opening the Allo app, head over to Menu and then tap on Settings. The media will be stuffed into a single Zip file.

Google Allo isn't the only Google service that it is being discontinued this month. The messages export only includes text messages, not photos or videos. You had your messages, your Allo and Duo, your Hangouts Chat and Meet, your YouTube chat, Voice, Hangouts Classic and so on.

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