Google is expected to shutter its Allo messenger hot on the heels of news that Hangouts would be going away too. The company has been winding down Allo development during this year.
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Google's messaging and video app, which has been inactive for a while, is set to be formally killed off sometime in 2020. The Hangouts brand will live on in Google's enterprise offerings.
Google has made it possible for Chrome users to access the Allo web application. Google says that Allo for web will support more browsers in the future and it'll also be compatible with iOS.
Hangouts competitor, Google Allo, is going to receive a new web client allowing users to use the app on desktops but folks have to wait few more weeks before the client is released to the public.
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Google showed off its new messaging app at Google I/O 2016. Today, it has announced that the app will start rolling out globally, and will be available for download on iOS and Android devices.
Google rolled out its new video chat app Duo yesterday, and has now revealed that Hangouts will be increasingly focused towards business users going ahead, though it will still be available for all.
Google's brand new Allo app has received heavy criticism for not including end-to-end encryption by default. But there's hope, as one engineer inside the company is still fighting for that feature.
Google has announced two apps at its I/O developer conference today: a messaging app called Allo, and a video chat app called Duo. Both apps will be available for Android and iOS.