Google is shutting down immediate messaging app Allo. The information comes as little shock; issues have been very quiet for Allo since Google suspended its funding and paused development in April.
“[Allo] as a complete has not achieved the extent of traction we’d hoped for,” mentioned Anil Sabharwal, head of Google’s communications group, when the suspension was first introduced.
For those who’re one of many (apparently few) followers of Allo, do not panic – Google says the app will proceed to work till March 2019. You’ll export your conversation history till then, however after that date, all the things will probably be deleted.
Allo is not the primary chat app to search out itself on Google’s chopping block; the corporate closed Google Talk in March final yr, whereas concurrently pulling SMS help from Google Hangouts.
Final week, head of Hangouts Scott Johnson stepped in to quash rumors that the service was about to be closed too, clarifying that as a substitute customers will probably be moved to Hangouts Chat (a service that’s presently solely out there to G Suite customers).
By way of The Verge