Google has announced that the Duo and Meet applications would be combined into a single video calling platform.
In the next weeks, Google will begin merging all Google Meet capabilities into the Duo app. The Duo app will be rebranded as Google Meet later this year as a result of this move. The Duo app was created with the intention of being used for personal video calls.
Users will finally be able to organize meetings on the Duo app using the Google Meet functionality. All Google Workspace users, as well as old G Suite Basic and Business customers, as well as all personal Google accounts, will be able to use this service.
Google made the announcement via an official blog post on Wednesday, June 1. Duo customers will only need to download the newest update to get these functionalities, according to the firm, and will not need to download a new app.
It contains a rundown of some of the new features that will be available in Duo starting this month. Users can now personalize their virtual backgrounds for phone calls and meetings. Meetings that have been scheduled will also be available on the Dup app.
A new option will be available to Livestream content while communicating with other call attendees. The maximum number of participants per call will also be extended from 32 to 100. Other Google platforms, such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Assistant, Messages, and others, will be connected with the Duo.
These connections do not imply that the Duo app is being phased out. Personal contacts can still be video-called using their phone numbers and email addresses.
The app will keep working to preserve all call history, contacts, and messages. If this merger works successfully, users may anticipate the new Google Meet to give rival video calling platforms like WhatsApp and FaceTime a significant run for their money.
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