Google’s Allo messaging service dies today

Google Allo shutting down today. Save your chat history

If you used Allo, now is the time to get your chat data before it's gone forever. We've seen this with App Actions in Android and suggested edits in Google Photos, and now a similar feature has arrived in the Google Messages app.

Google has added tools to the Allo app to save your chats, and you'll want to do that today if there's anything worth saving. But while Google Assistant quickly became one of the search giant's most successful ever products and the Duo video chat app didn't take very long to achieve a decent level of popularity as well, Allo could never really take off. Earlier this year we paused investment in Allo and brought some of its most-loved features-like Smart Reply, GIFs and desktop support-into Messages.

A new banner on the official Allo website states that Google is "saying goodbye to Allo on March 12, 2019" and provides a link to learn how you can export your chats and more.

On your Android phone, open Allo. In the app, go to Settings Chat to get access to your data.

Export messages from chats: This only includes message text, not photos or videos.

To store them, choose where you'd like to store the file. All of your messages will be completely deleted, though conversations you've had with Google Assistant will remain stored on Google's servers (you can delete them if you wish). Google hoped this would make it easier for people to start using Allo as a replacement for SMS. Allo can export your conversations as a CSV file.

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

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