What you need to know
- Google continues to integrate Duo-Meet today as Duo switches icons and names.
- On Android and iOS, Google Duo will become Meet, and the built-in app will share features from both video calling apps.
- While the rollout begins on August 3, all users should get the updated Meet app in September.
- The original Google Meet app is now called Meet (Original).
While Google Meet is most commonly used by businesses and Duo is used for fun casual talk, the company is now integrating both apps. With the migration slowly starting, Google announced an update to bring it back to its next phase.
Google will start rolling out an update to Android and iOS users that will change the existing blue Duo app logo to the multicolored Meet Camera logo. According to Google, users will receive a notification informing them that “Duo has been upgraded to Meet as their only video calling and meeting app.”
While the Duo to Meet icon update rolls around slowly on August 3, Google says all users should get the update by September. If users already have the Duo app, it should be updated regularly. However, new users will be encouraged to download the updated Meet app. For now, you can still use the original Google Meet app, but Google recommends using the new updated version that bundles Duo with it.
Google Duo integration with Meet was announced in June, and the following month, Google upgraded Duo with Google Meet features.
Meanwhile, Google has been doing some work with Meet to bring more useful features to the service. The company has implemented ways to incorporate more anonymity during Meet calls while also allowing users to broadcast meetings on YouTube.
While these changes are rolling out to some of the best Android phones, Google mentions the changes reaching desktop users as well. Starting August 3, Duo will be showing off the Meet brand on the web. Over time, the web version of the Duo app will redirect users to Meet.