Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
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'Suggested actions' come to Google Messages in version 4.1.065

'Suggested actions' come to Google Messages in version 4.1.065

We've known for a while now that Google's Allo messaging service would be following in Google+'s footsteps, but a specific close data hadn't been revealed - we only knew that it'd be shutting down this month. If you were one of the few people who actually ended up using this chat app, you have just a few hours left to save your chat history and any media that you may have shared on the service.

The two-year experiment (short, by Google terms) hasn't been a complete wash, though - Google's taken learnings and features from Allo and integrated them into products like Messages (its Android SMS/MMS/RCS app), that recently saw the addition of Google Assistant offering suggestions in the conversation. To do so, you must have the latest version of Allo.

"We built Google Allo, a smart messaging app, to help you get more done in your chats and express yourself more easily". After opening the Allo app, head over to Menu and then tap on Settings. Use the "Export messages" option to grab your chats as a CSV file.

If you're anxious about Google holding on to your data, don't fret.

In the meantime, Google has done work on building many of Allo's features to the new Messages app, including its Google Assistant integration. You can download the v4.1.065 update from APK Mirror if it's not yet reached your device via the Play Store. The backups will continue to remain in your Google Drive or iCloud accounts but will not be readable, and they will need to be manually deleted by the consumers. At the end of 2018, Google confirmed Allo would shut down after it failed to gain traction.

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