Google Allo, the search giant’s smart messaging/chat app, is officially signing off. Google announced back in December of last year that they have scheduled the app’s shut down some time in March 2019.

The Allo’s official website confirms the shut down, with a message saying goodbye to users. They also posted instructions on how to export your chats and messages. You can check out the instructions here.

Read: Google partners with Smart and PLDT to offer free public Wi-Fi in the Philippines

Google Allo launched in September 2016 and was set up to compete against Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and other instant messaging apps. It has Google Assistant baked in via text or voice.

In lieu of Allo, Google advises users to try the Android Messages app. They are slowly including some of the features of Allo into it, including smart replies, stickers, and desktop support.

Thank you for your time. To stay up-to-date with technology and Internet news, please follow us on Facebook (TechnoBaboy), Twitter (@technobaboy), and Instagram (technobryan).


Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

Write A Comment