Google’s Allo messaging service dies today

Alfred Osborne
March 13, 2019

If you were actually using it though, you can export messages on your device (it's under Settings, or see Google's put up a support page with detailed instructions).

"We built Google Allo, a smart messaging app, to help you get more done in your chats and express yourself more easily".

The most recent release of Allo, version 27, added an export feature so you can grab your chats and stash them safely for posterity.

Google announced, in late 2017, that it was planning to shutter Allo, its messaging service that never quite resonated with users.

For better or worse, that shutdown date happens to be today: March 12.

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.

Allo used phone numbers as a login, similar to WhatsApp. In the app, go to Settings Chat to get access to your data.

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

Export stored media from chats: This includes photos, videos, and other files.

Choose where you want to store the files.

Allo now joins Hangouts, Google+ and Inbox by Gmail in the Google graveyard.

Your media attachments will be in a zip file.

Google Allo isn't the only Google service that it is being discontinued this month.

Hangouts was launched as a replacement for Gchat in 2013.Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by the company which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) features.

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