Google, which earlier promised security and privacy with its new messaging app ‘Allo’, has now backed off.
Before the release, Google said that our conversations would only be stored for a short period of time. Unlike Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp, it assured us that it won’t hang on to our messages forever.
And today when ‘Allo’ was released, that feature wasn’t actually working, reported the Verge.
Google is now saying that it will store our messages forever because it will help its Allo assistant draft ‘smart’ replies for us. So the more data it has, the better its replies will be. By keeping chats forever, Google says it can further improve these automated answers.
This u-turn by Google has irked the users.