Google Allo is the new messaging app that is quickly becoming popular and posing a direct challenge to the other similar apps like Whatsapp and Snapchat. When you install Allo on your smartphone, you have to supply either your Google account information or have to confirm your mobile phone number before you can start using it. If later for any reasons, you wish to discontinue using Google Allo then you can first unregister your phone number and then uninstall the app from your device.
Here is how you can stop using Google Allo by unregistering the phone number:
- Open Google Allo app in your smartphone and tap on the menu icon (looks like three horizontal lines).
- From the menu select Settings to open the Google Allo settings screen.
- On the Settings screen, tap on Unregister phone number.
- You will be shown a final confirmation message from where you can either choose to Keep the phone number or Unregister the phone number. Choose Unregister to proceed if you wish to stop using Google Allo.
If you unregister your phone number in Google Allo, then it will remove all the chats and group conversations from your device. The only exception is Google Assistant – your chats with this virtual assistant shall remain on your device. It will also remove any phone numbers or contacts that you have blocked in Google Allo.
If at any later time, you wish to start using Google Allo once again then you will have to register your phone number once again. Registering with the same phone number will make all the undelivered messages and any existing group memberships available once again. But if you register with a new phone number, then it will not show any of the older conversations or contacts associated with your previous phone number.