In the beginning there was SMS.
Then data plans exploded. There was now SMS and IM.
So google brought out Gchat and SMS functions to Android.
After a while a very smart cookie in google said "IM is very much like SMS why don't we combine the both into one?" shortly after that Hangouts is what came from that.
I was happy, I could see all my SMS and IM in the one conversation.
Then google decided that this needed to change..
So Google brought out Allo, Duo, and Messenger.
No longer would I have conversations in one place like Hangouts, I had to open separate apps once again. I now have to open different apps to talk to someone using Allo too.
This is how Google took a superb product and did it's normal thing of retiring an app and replacing it with a less functional different product.
Bring back combined SMS And IM please google.
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