There has been a whirlwind of rumors around Google’s messaging strategy over the past few days. First we heard that Hangouts might be shutting down, with a Google product lead refuting the claims, then a report came out that Allo is also shutting down. Google has now published a blog post to set the record straight, and it seems the rumors were mostly true.
The announcement mostly reiterates what we already assumed was true — the company is focusing on Android Messages and Duo for consumers, and Hangouts Chat and Meet for businesses.
Google confirms Allo will shut down, Hangouts Chat and Meet coming to non-corporate users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.