As for Hangouts, the other unclear entry in Google's family of messaging apps, Google previously announced that it would "evolve" Hangouts into separate Hangout Chats and Hangouts Meet experiences for businesses. However, the main reason Allo's closure is noteworthy in my mind is that it was the first use case for the Google Assistant. With the eventual rollout of RCS messaging for Android devices, Google is likely putting all of its resources into Messages, setting it as the primary messaging app from the company. Messages is getting or has gotten most of Allo's best features and will continue to see major development. However, the company has confirmed the chat app will continue to work till March 2019 and the users will be able to export their chat conversation history till the said time-frame.
We heard reports of Google's plans of shutting down Allo, and the company has now confirmed this. All users will be moved to the Slack-like Hangouts Chat and video conferencing app Hangouts Meet-it did the same thing with G Suite users-but there's no word on when this will happen.
Meanwhile, Google will focus on Messages. Weve been working closely with the mobile industry to upgrade SMS so that people around the world can more easily enjoy group chats, share high-res photos, and get read receipts on any Android device. "By refocusing on Messages and Duo for consumers and Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet for team collaboration, we're focused on delivering a simpler and more unified communications experience for all of you", writes Klainer.
Salman Khan tops Forbes India celebrity list, again
Actor Akshay Kumar completed the top three, with Rs 185 crore in earnings in the period under consideration for the list. Brian Carvalho, Editor, Forbes India, said: "The Celebrity 100 is a definitive barometer of earnings of celebrities".
Canadian oil made a almost 50% move today
Notley's challenger in next year's election for premier is now trumpeting his support for mandatory production cuts . David MacNaughton says no one in the USA government has raised Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's move with him.
It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot
Cover your cough and sneeze, avoid people experiencing flu symptoms, stay home when you feel sick and wash your hands often. Influenza activity is now at low levels in Montana; however, this is expected to change in the coming weeks.
India's pace hype faces stern Australia test
Finch is set to open the batting in Australia's four-Test series opener against India , which starts on Thursday. Try as they might, Team India was never able to pull off a series victory Down Under.