Google recently announced that its short-lived chat app Google Allo will cease to exist starting sometime in March 2019. If you use Allo, you’ll need to export Google Allo chat histories and media files before then, otherwise, you’ll lose them forever! The guide below will show you how to save all your data from Allo before the shut down begins. Once you do, you’ll also want to find a new chat app to use in Allo’s place. You can try out WhatsApp, Hangouts by Google or Facebook Messenger. Follow along with us to learn how to export Google Allo chat and media files!
For this process, you’ll need your Android device. Although Google Allo does have a web interface, you cannot export Google Allo data from a PC, laptop, tablet, etc. You must use your Android smartphone. Please also note that you will have to back up your chats and media separately; there is no way to back both up at the same time. We have provided you with the easy steps ahead from which you can export chats and media files from Google Allo.
Google Allo has many features like stickers, GIFs, and their very own Google Assistant. You can use Google Assistant to get help with anything you want, and the good thing is that you can do it even while having a conversation with any contact or without leaving the chat. It has really great options for making chat more interesting. To export chat and media files keep reading ahead.
How to Export Google Allo Chat And Media Files
Follow the step by step guide below to export chat and media files from Google Allo:
Step 1 – On your smartphone, make sure you are on the newest version of Allo by visiting its page at the Google Play Store.
Step 2 – Open up Allo and tap the three-bar menu icon in the upper left.
Step 3 – Tap on Settings then go to chat.
Step 4 – At the top of the Chat page, select an option:
- Export messages from chats: This only includes message text, not photos or videos.
- Export stored media from chats: This includes photos, videos, and other files.
Step 5 – Allo will ask you where you want to store your file(s) or how you want to share them with an app. Choose a location/service you will remember and be able to access later.
Step 6 – Once you’ve downloaded the chat file, repeat steps 1 — 4 for the media file as well.
Once you have done exporting, you can always transfer those files to your computer for safety. Before connecting your smartphone, make sure you have proper USB drivers installed for it. If you have any kind of question, just drop a comment below.