In June, Google introduced that Duo and Meet video chat can be teaming up. With the replace of the Duo app, a brand new part has begun on this generally complicated course of.
By means of the merger, Google is basically migrating all Meet options to the Duo app to kind the brand new Google Meet app. Complicated? We additionally agreed to the announcement at first of June (see “Learn additionally”). The merger started virtually instantly with a refresh of the Meet brand. The app is now referred to as “Google Meet (unique)”. As well as, Google has added a number of Meet options to Duo.
Now it has a brand new step long-announced course of with the discharge of an replace for Duo on Android and iOS. This replace will embody a brand new Meet brand in addition to a notification explaining to customers what is going on on. No main adjustments, though the brand new app can solely be used with a Google account. To date, a cellphone quantity has been sufficient for Duo.
Google brings Meet and Duo collectively in a complicated marriage
All customers will see the brand new icon and identify from September. Those that then select to put in Meet will obtain an up to date Google Meet app (previously Duo) with each apps’ video chat options. Individuals utilizing the present Meet app (unique) can proceed to make use of it, however with out the newest assembly options. In some unspecified time in the future, this can grow to be unattainable and the consumer must swap to a brand new software.
Duo customers on the net are already seeing the brand new brand, however no additional adjustments are foreseen. It would in all probability be a number of extra months earlier than the Duo website hyperlinks up with the Meet website.