Google Allo will soon see the end of its short life, according to
Allo was designed as the next big thing in Android messaging apps, though it never lived up to its potential. As the original article notes, there has been no activity from Google to update the platform or address a myriad of user problems, and the developer lead has left Google and moved on to Facebook.
Allo is the latest in a series of cross-platform messaging apps from Google to compete with the likes of Whats App and Facebook Messenger and offered consumer-facing features like stickers and encryption. Despite its promise, the app never gained traction and seeing it shuttered would be unsurprising.
Thankfully, we've found out that Verizon has decided to embrace the RCS universal profile standard and will be seeing a test-run of
In the meantime, don't get attached to any messaging app on Android as you never know what its future will be.