These days we’re starting to see the amount of mobile data offered to customers is a lot higher than what it used to be back in the day. However this also corresponds to our media, where we’re starting to see more content on the web being streamed in 2K and 4K resolutions, thus consuming more data in the process.
Now if you’re someone who is particularly conscious about how their data is used, you might be interested to learn that Google has rolled out a new feature for its Allo app on Android. This comes in the form of a data usage option in the Settings menu of the app. Basically this will break down for users how they have been using their data, such as Messages, Media, Google Drive, WiFi, and mobile data.
This lets users keep track of how much data the app is using, which might come in handy if you’re trying to cut back on mobile data consumption, or if you want to see how much storage space that Allo is using. Note that this feature was spotted a few months ago in an APK teardown, but it looks like the feature is now rolling out to users. It seems to have been enabled server-side so there doesn’t seem to be anything that users need to do to get it.