Google's new messenger app and video calling. Allo for messaging and Duo for video.
End-2-end encryption and the messenger with a chatbot and chat suggestions.
Will be released this summer for Android and iOS.
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So what I feared came true. Hangouts is dead. That explains why there was no feature boost for long.
I don't know why there is a separate app for video. But well, that is not important.
Or? People need to install those. I really hope they replace Hangouts via an update with the two new services automatically or both will go nowhere.
Heres the official blog post from Google: Say hello to Allo and Duo