Google isn't abandoning Hangouts for its new chat apps
The launch of Google’s new chat apps Allo and Duo doesn’t suggest dying for Hangouts. A spokesperson advised Enterprise Insider that the corporate is “persevering with to spend money on Hangouts” and that “it should stay a standalone product.” Whereas these two new purposes make huge G’s messaging merchandise a bit convoluted for the typical consumer, all of them cater to totally different audiences. As BI famous, Hangouts is a cross-platform app tied with Google’s enterprise choices, and workplaces will probably proceed utilizing it.
Allo, however, is a cellular app extra corresponding to WhatsApp, Messenger and Line. You do not even want a Gmail account to enroll — all you want is a telephone quantity. Google launched Allo, together with its video calling companion Duo, at I/O immediately. The corporate describes it as a sensible messaging app imbued with the powers of synthetic intelligence. It might conjure up automated replies, make reservations for you in-app and even has an Incognito mode for encrypted messaging. Allo and Duo will not be out till someday this summer time for each iOS and Android customers, so you will should make do together with your easier chat apps for now.