Google is integrating Duo video calling app with Meet. This makes the only chat and calling app from Meet Google. Duo users keep their conversations. They also get additional functionality that already exists in Meet, such as large group chats and virtual backgrounds.
Duo will be integrated with Meet sometime in the coming weeks, write the company† Google Meet, which once replaced Hangouts, has become the company’s default video chat and calling app, which has introduced, merged, discontinued, and renamed social services regularly in recent years. Google says it wants to bring all the video software into one app. The company says against the edge The merger would make it easier for users to reach each other.
According to Google, not much will change for existing Duo users. The app will be renamed, but it will continue to work. Users also maintain saved chat messages and contact lists. Meet functionality, including group chats, virtual backgrounds, and meeting scheduling capabilities, are in this mobile app. The current Meet app will get a new name, Meet Original. The application will gradually stop in time.
Moving to Meet also gives Duo users better integration with other Google products and third-party services. Meet is integrated into Gmail, Calendar, and Assistant, and has integration for Slack and Spotify, for example. The change will be implemented in the coming weeks, but Google has not given a specific date for it.