Google Allo is shutting down today


In an official post the company said, "You'll now be able to delete your conversation history of 1:1 direct messages in Hangouts Chat". We've learned a lot from Allo, particularly what's possible when you incorporate machine learning features, like the Google Assistant, into messaging.

We've known for a while now that Google's Allo messaging service would be following in Google+'s footsteps, but a specific close data hadn't been revealed - we only knew that it'd be shutting down this month.

We're saying goodbye to Allo on March 12, 2019.

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.

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On your Android phone, open Allo. The app will still work if you attempt to log in or send messages today, but that won't be the case much longer. After opening the Allo app, head over to Menu and then tap on Settings. All of your messages will be completely deleted, though conversations you've had with Google Assistant will remain stored on Google's servers (you can delete them if you wish).

"Export media" lets you drag down all your photos, videos and other data.

To store them, choose where you'd like to store the file. Exporting media will save photos, videos and other files. Google hoped this would make it easier for people to start using Allo as a replacement for SMS. You had your messages, your Allo and Duo, your Hangouts Chat and Meet, your YouTube chat, Voice, Hangouts Classic and so on.