MADRID, Aug 4 (Portaltic/EP) –
The application of Google duo for Android and iOS has received a new update that introduces the video calling features present in Google Meet and a new logo.
The Mountain View company announced in early June its intention to merge the Meet and Duo services to create a single platform for video calling and video conferencing.
In this way, he hinted that the Google Duo service would gradually take over all the features of Google Meet and soon combine them with those already present on the platform.
Currently, Google Duo users can make video calls, use filters and effects, Send messages to other contacts or ask Google Assistant to start a call.
To these functions, others will be added after the merger of both platforms, a process that began in mid-July and will end with a new Google Duo with its first functions and those already offered by Google Meet. This new platform will be called Google Meet and with it, users have options not previously available in Duo.
This includes scheduling, creating, and joining meetings, and using Chat With automatic subtitles and virtual backgrounds Enjoy enhanced video and audio experiences with noise cancellation in meetings, or video interact with groups of up to 100 participants without time limits.
This transition process has continued with a new version of the Google Duo application as it has been updated to include the video calling and meeting features characteristic of Google Meet as the company has progressed Your support blog
Likewise, the Google Duo icon has been replaced, in blue on a white background next to the Google Meet icon. Instead, a video camera is shown that combines Google’s corporate colors (green, yellow, blue, and red) on a white background.
The name change from Google Duo to the new Google Meet will come later, “in the coming weeks,” the company has commented, without specifying when this transition will take place.
The company has reminded that Google Meet will not disappear, but that after this update it will be renamed to Google Meet (Original) and will present a new logo with a green video camera.
Additionally, it has pointed out that users can still use the old Google Meet app with the essential features of that service, but without access to the calling feature.
Finally, it was stated that Google will notify all users who have Google Meet (Original) installed if they need to switch to the application’s new experience, Google Meet, to be able to do so Access to the combined features of both platforms.
Once the merger process between Google Meet and Google Duo is complete, Google Meet (Original) It is no longer supported, so the company will force users to install the new video calling platform.