Google confirms Allo dies in March 2019, wants people to get Messages

Google Hangouts Chat RCS

Users have the ability to export all of their Allo conversation history by entering the app's menu, then tapping Settings. Google says it will continue to leave Allo running through March 2019. After the company announced Allo development had been "paused" back in April, a new report claims the app will be completely discontinued. Add to that list two of its more recent initiatives, Hangouts and Allo, which are being shuttered. Moreover, the American-tech giant had also lost its Allo lead - Amit Fulay to Facebook earlier this year in January. However, the sense here is that Google is carefully using the words that is letting it deny the coming demise of Hangouts, but Hangouts users will definitely find the app changed significantly by the end of the year. Google is working hard on carrier support for RCS, so it comes up to par with Apple's iMessages.

Hit the source link for the full blog post if you're interested in what Google has going on for its messaging services. The good news is that things might make a bit more sense at some point in the future.

In brief: Google Allo, the messaging app it launched back in September 2016, is being shut down. Google introduced features such as Smart Replies or desktop support, of Allo in Messages, and plans to bring the "best of" Allo to Messages. Messages is getting all the fancy RCS-based Chat features, works on the web, and is already pre-loaded on many phones.

Samsung First To Announce Smartphone With Hole In Display
The report says that the Galaxy A8s will boast a 6.3-inch FullHD+ display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. After this, Samsung unveiled its Foldable phone , along with the Infinity-U, Infinity-V and Infinity-O designs.

As for Hangouts, the venerable chat app that launched with Google+, the company basically confirmed it would go away at some point last week, with users being "upgraded" to the Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet services now available for businesses. Before it's fully offered up to Hangouts users, it'll first open up an opportunity for G Suite users to invite people outside of their organizations.

Duo, the video calling application, lives on as well and won't suffer the same fade as Allo. We know that's happening, we just don't know when.

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