If you're a Google Allo user, you may have noticed a development of the app late down. It turns out that this may have been a sign of bad things.
According to a report from Wednesday 9to5Google Google plans to shut Allo. The report is based on unnamed sources familiar with Google's plans. However, Google may delay the announcement, so we may not be aware of Allo's fate in the near future. Things were pretty hard for Allo honestly since Amit Fulay left Google earlier this year to join the Facebook ranks.
It turns out that most of the Allo team has moved on and is now working on Android news. This app has been consistently adopting features of Allo for some time, so Google hopes that today's users are more dependent on messages than anything else. At least until the company's RCS chat service is fully up and running.
The news that Allo is being shut down is on the verge of "Hangouts Classic" being rejected in the near future. In any case, it sounds like Google is gradually consolidating, the services are shutting down and it seems they are lagging behind and the focus is on other, newer projects.
Are you still using Google Allo?