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Google to suspend Allo development, focus on 'Chat'-branded RCS

Friday 20 April 2018 | 10:00 CET | News
Google has decided to pause the development of its Allo messaging app to focus on a new service called Chat based on its Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging standard, reports The Verge, citing the new head of the communications group at Google, Anil Sabharwal. In an interview, the executive said the group has made the decision to "pause investment" in Allo and move the development team over to Android Messages. Sabharwal confirmed Allo will continue to function even though "the product as a whole has not achieved the level of traction we'd hoped for".

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Companies: Google / Huawei
Countries: World
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