Google has been working on integrating Google Duo with Google Meet for the past few months. The company confirmed its plans to merge in June of this year, after which it rolled out an update to Google Duo that introduced the meeting capabilities of the video calling app. Now, Google is rolling out another update to the Duo app on Android and iOS which has finally started the integration process.
According to Google, the latest Duo update for Android and iOS is starting to roll out in a gradual way. It replaces the app icon and logo from Duo to Meet across both platforms. In addition, the update introduces a new notification on the home screen that explains this Duo upgraded to Meet As Google’s all-in-one solution for video calls and meetings. Furthermore, Google has updated the Duo branding on the web version, and it is now showing the Meet icon and app name.
Google plans to complete the merger by September, after which the updated Google Meet (formerly Duo) app with video calling and meeting capabilities will be widely available on Android and iOS. Over the next few months, the company will also redirect duo.google.com to meet.google.com/calling. The legacy Google Meet will remain available throughout the process and users will be able to use it for meetings. However, you won’t receive Duo’s video calling capabilities and Google will likely phase them out after the merger.
As mentioned earlier, the latest Google Duo update with Meet rebranding is rolling out to users in a gradual manner. This means that it will only be available to a small number of users initially, with a wider spread to follow in the coming months.
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