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Android Messages Is Getting Some of the Best Features From Google’s Abandoned Chat App

Android Messages Is Getting Some of the Best Features From Google’s Abandoned Chat App

A couple months ago, Google announced that it would be suspending development of yet another messaging app to focus on Android Messages and to help carriers adopt Chat, a new messaging protocol based
Google starts migrating all G Suite users from Hangouts to Meet

Google starts migrating all G Suite users from Hangouts to Meet

Google today announced that starting now, it is moving all of its G Suite users who follow its recommended schedule from its Hangouts video chat service to Hangouts Meet, the more enterprise-ready
Allo, is anybody out there? A brief history of Google's ill-fated messenger

Allo, is anybody out there? A brief history of Google's ill-fated messenger

Two days ago it was revealed that development for Allo was temporarily suspended while Google redoubles its efforts at spreading the gospel of RCS under the more marketable name "Chat." Even so, the

Android is finally ready to take on Apple’s iMessage

Google has announced upcoming plans to integrate Rich Communication Services in Android Messages, with the help of a service called "Chat". This is expected to become available later this year. The
Google Abandons Allo Chat App to Focus on RCS Messaging

Google Abandons Allo Chat App to Focus on RCS Messaging

Let's not sugarcoat this -- Allo is dead. Instead, Google is putting all its eggs in the RCS basket. The post Google Abandons Allo Chat App to Focus on RCS Messaging appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Allo is on its way to Google’s pile of dead messaging apps

Google Allo is a really cool app, don’t get me wrong. Many of us here like it for what it is, but still can’t use it for what it’s not, and Google took forever to get the app’s feature set up to

Surprise! Google is working on Chat, another solution for messaging on Android

Google’s attempt at making a unified messaging platform is probably one of the longest running jokes in the tech space, and as much as I love Google, there’s really no excusing how poorly they’ve
Google’s new Chat messaging service will work inside Android Messages

Google’s new Chat messaging service will work inside Android Messages

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Google is working on a new messaging service. But wait, there might be a silver lining here. The Verge has a report that outlines Google’s next big initiative in

Google changes its messaging strategy again: Goodbye to Allo, double down on RCS

Google’s long-and-winding road to figuring out messaging is taking yet another change of direction after the company called time on Allo, its newest chat app launch, in order to double down on its
Ugh, Let’s Talk About Google and RCS and “Chat” and the Death of Allo and…Ugh

Ugh, Let’s Talk About Google and RCS and “Chat” and the Death of Allo and…Ugh

It’s Thursday evening, I’ve got a cold glass of sake in hand, the Blazers are getting just got torched, and I’m nursing a stuffy nose, all while awaiting J. Cole’s new album, and The Verge drops the

Google will plug 'Chat' into Android to compete with iMessage

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Google is planning to make another mobile messaging push. A report by The Verge shows off its next effort, simply called Chat. What Chat isn't is yet another
'Chat' will be Google's new name for RCS, Allo development paused in favor of Android Messages

'Chat' will be Google's new name for RCS, Allo development paused in favor of Android Messages

It's a meme at this point: Every two years, Google announces yet another new messaging platform that will finally give Android its iMessage competitor. Those of you hoping Allo might break this cycle

Allo may soon be backed up in the cloud for “independent” use

Even though Google seems to be pushing its users to use Allo as their official messaging app, using it across devices is not that convenient yet. They did release a web version but in order for it to
Allo for Web to soon be free of phone dependency

Allo for Web to soon be free of phone dependency

When Google announced that it is now possible to use Allo on web browsers, there was much rejoicing. Finally, the few Allo users in the world will be able to send and receive messages at computers
Allo for Web to soon be free of phone dependency

Allo for Web to soon be free of phone dependency

When Google announced that it is now possible to use Allo on web browsers, there was much rejoicing. Finally, the few Allo users in the world will be able to send and receive messages at computers
Googler: We’re in the Process of Making Allo Usable on Independent Devices

Googler: We’re in the Process of Making Allo Usable on Independent Devices

For people like myself, Allo is difficult to use. While I appreciate the mobile app experience, things fall apart when it comes to using the web client and app simultaneously, then switching phones
Google Allo on the web will soon work without phone requirement

Google Allo on the web will soon work without phone requirement

Back in August of last year, Google officially rolled out a web app for its messaging platform, Allo. While that did add a bit of oft-requested functionality to the messaging platform, it still

Google working on allowing the Allo web client to work without your phone

Google recently released the web version of Allo, but the desktop client comes with a huge caveat; you have to keep your phone on and connected to the internet to actually use it. That pretty much
Allo For Web Will Eventually Work Without A Phone Connection

Allo For Web Will Eventually Work Without A Phone Connection

Just like how WhatsApp for web/desktop requires the user’s phone to be connected to the same WiFi network to work, the same can be said about Google’s Allo for web where users are required to have
Allo web app will eventually work without phone connection

Allo web app will eventually work without phone connection

Allo is perhaps one of Google's most controversial products at the moment. It abandoned most of what made Hangouts great, in favor of connecting users by phone numbers rather than email addresses. The