Google Duo is actually the Android equal of FaceTime. The video-calling app even ships with plenty of telephones together with these from Samsung out of the field, permitting customers to speak and see their family members. Now, a brand new report says Google has plans to part out the app in a couple of years in favor of Meet.
First reported by 9to5Google, the pinnacle of Google’s G Suites companies, Javier Soltero, needs to merge each Duo and Meet beneath an initiative at present often called Duet (shaped from the primary two letters in Duo and the final two in Meet). The consequence shall be an integration of a few of Duo’s options into Meet together with end-to-end encryption, 3D results, and the power to succeed in a contact through their telephone quantity.
The aforementioned tech weblog revealed that sources knowledgeable them that curiosity in Duo has waned whereas Meet has seen a major enhance in adoption which isn’t stunning seeing as colleges and workplaces have adopted the latter for communication whereas Duo is extra private and unofficial. The plan to merge each implies that Google will have the ability to give attention to only one video-calling app.
The merger shouldn’t be occurring quickly however has been reported to occur over the subsequent few years. Google commented on the matter, saying it’s totally invested in Duo and added that they’ve seen astonishing progress (with the app) in the course of the pandemic. The assertion mentioned new options will proceed to be constructed for the app. It additionally confirmed that Duo is now beneath the management of Javier Soltero, a transfer that was carried out in Might, and that they’re “taking a look at ways in which their video calling apps can enhance alongside each other.”
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