Latest Google Allo update sets things up for chat backups

Google has been updating Allo with a bunch of new features (here, here, here, and here) lately, and with the latest 9.0 update to Google Allo we’ll be seeing one feature that should have been implemented since the the app’s launch: chat backup and restore.

In 9to5Google’s latest APK teardown, the team has found traces of software that set the app up for the eventual implementation of chat backups to either Google Drive or local storage (to a smartphone or external storage).

Proof of this can be found in the code which reads: “Looks like your chats have recently been backed up. To…