Google officially announced on its blog yesterday that it intends to stop the Elo application. This is likely to be another failure in the company's list of failures in messaging development.
Google had cut off financial support to Alo Messenger since April. So it was not long before we heard about the suspension of this application, and sooner or later it was possible that it would happen. At the time, Google's communications director, Anil Sabaharwal, said of Elo:
The Google Alo app failed to live up to our expectations.
Of course, this application will continue to operate until March of this year and will be available to users. Users of this messenger will have time to back up their conversations in this application and save them.
In general, it seems that Google's stopping the Elo application is happening at the right time. Because Verizon is set to officially unveil the RCS interview today and make it available to users for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.
Unlike Alo, the RCS conversation will take place using a SIM card and can be the iMessage of the Android platform. Of course, the RCS conversation does not take place under Google's supervision.
RCS is a telecommunications protocol between manufacturers of telephones, telephones, and telecommunications companies. The purpose of this service is to be able to replace the SMS service. Using RCS, you can send more complete messages as well as audio and video files.
Of course, it should be noted that Google does not intend to replace the not-so-successful Hangouts app with RCS. Google has announced that the Hangouts Chat and Meet app will continue to be available.Source