Google confirms shutting down Allo in 2019
The company said it had ceased work on the service earlier this year, and now it has announced that it’ll close down in March of next year.
The messaging app was only launched in September 2016 but it was pretty much flawed from the word go with limited usage.
“Allo will continue to work through March 2019 and until then, you’ll be able to export all of your existing conversation history from the app,” Google said in a blog post. “We’ve learned a lot from Allo, particularly what’s possible when you incorporate machine learning features, like the Google Assistant, into messaging.”
The company is focusing on Android Messages and Duo for consumers, and Hangouts Chat and Meet for businesses.
The blog post also mentions that Hangouts Meet and Chat will eventually become available to all users, and the company is "fully committed to supporting Hangouts users in the meantime."