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  1. edwhit05

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    I use sms apps for messaging. They don't require all my contacts install the same app. I don't get the appeal of non sms friendly messaging apps.

    That is all.
     

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    I installed it because it was the thing to do. It didn't take me very long to see the utter uselessness of the app and uninstall it.
     
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    Why couldn't they have just made this an update to hangouts? Google ruins so many good products by competing with themselves.
     
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    I don't have it, but it would be disabled or uninstalled just like Hangouts. I have no use for either. I prefer Chomp, Textra for texting and MMS.
     
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    I use textra as well. Other than that i don't need another messaging ap other than Facebook messenger for fb friends i don't have numbers for
     
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    Textra for me as well.
     
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    Hangouts, Google Messenger and Allo should be one app.
     
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    Also on Textra. Allo is pretty useless for me..
     
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    Also on Textra have been for about a year, love the looks and feel of allo but just needs text integration
     
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    To me Google should fuse Hangouts with Android Messages so that one can sms OR call/video/text on the internet.

    Then they should add the Google Assistant to this app in the same way as this works on Google Allo.

    Finally, remove these prototypes and continue working on this app.



    EDIT.
    also remove Google Duo...
     
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    @pdp10 Why Google Duo, it seems to be the only one thing that really works flawlessly from Google?
     
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    @KBU2 It does work indeed as well as all the other apps. My point was just that they should take the best features of these apps and fuse them into one application rather than playing around.

    Yes, I like the simple way Google Duo allows one to have a video call. But that is how Hangouts should be... oh here again..! :)
     
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    Give it a while, they will combine all or parts of them, give it a new name. Then in a year or so split them all out with more new names to await yet another future merger.
     
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    Chat (from Allo) is going to Android Messages. Allo's development is on hold (whatever that means).

    Once the carriers all get on board, then they have RCS/Chat wrapped up into Android Messages. Let's hope it works (but I have my doubts)
     

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