- Google has disabled Hangouts messaging standard on the new phones Pixel and Pixel XL, next week come on the market. That should encourage users to switch to Allo and Duo. The tech sites reported that Chrome Unboxed.
It is possible to turn Hangouts again by going to the Play Store, select Hangouts and 'Enable' to choose.
Allo Google launched last month. It is Google's answer to WhatsApp, Telegram and iMessage. Allo is, like other services from your phone and not an account. If you have paired your phone once at Allo, the app is looking for yourself or your contacts are also Allo users.
Duo is the video chat service from Google. To be a competitor of Skype and FaceTime. Duo also uses your phone and not your account.