Allo, goodbye: Google is killing off the messaging app

Tech 6-12-2018 Mashable 43

Another Google messaging app is dead.

Allo, which launched back in 2016, will soon be no longer. The tech giant announced in a blog post that it's ending support for the messaging app next March.

SEE ALSO: The best Android apps of 2018, according to Google

Google said users have largely switched to Android Messages, its default messaging app which integrates SMS, MMS, and Rich Communications Services (RCS). 

The latter of which, RCS, represents the future of messaging, as SMS is set to become obsolete. Google is working hard on carrier support for RCS, so it comes up to par with Apple's iMessages. Read more...

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