Google is rolling out quite a few app updates this week including one for Google Photos, another for Google Street View, one for Gboard, and now a really cool one for Google Duo. With the latest update to Google Duo, users can share fun little video messages. Essentially, the feature is like Voicemail, but with video instead of just audio.
Recently, Google released Duo, a video calling app for Android and iOS. In a market dominated by Facetime, WhatsApp and Skype, Duo’s selling points were touted as a simpler design, optimized network connectivity and end-to-end encryption of all calls. It also follows the popular trend of relying on user’s phone numbers to sign up. And let’s not forget about the ‘Knock Knock’ feature, which allows you to see a live video feed of your caller before choosing to answer.
Google has continued to roll out updates to some of their latest apps. Both Allo and Duo, Google’s still rather new couple of communication apps that were first announced at last year’s I/O conference, are today getting tweaked.
As many of you probably know, Google’s mobile platform, Android, is entirely open source to manufacturers meaning just about anyone can use the software on their devices. The catch is that Google has a core set of applications, all of which are their own, that manufacturers by rule must install on the Android devices they create.
Ever since its official release, Duo has been a wide success. We know this because of previous stats that showed 5 million downloads in a week alone on Google’s Play Store. From week one up to now, the video chat service accumulated a total of 10 million downloads on the Play Store, a rather large number for around one month’s time.
Tuesday was a big day for Google, who released a new video-calling app named ‘Duo.’ The app is available on both Android and iOS mobile platforms and is said to coexist peacefully with Hangouts.
Earlier today, Google made its long-awaited video chat app Duo available to the masses. With its arrival, this question may have crossed your mind. What will Google make of Hangouts now that Duo is here? The answer is, taking a business approach.
Google has finally launched Duo, the Facetime-like video calling app for Android and iOS. The company first announced it at its I/O Developers Conference in May. Just recently, the company swapped the blue icon for Duo that debuted at I/O for a plainer blue and white icon. And now it appears as if Google has changed it yet again. This time, to an icon with a shadow that falls more in line with Google’s suite of apps.