Google announces it’s merging Meet and Duo

Google announces it's merging Meet and Duo

It’s been a long time considering that Google last overhauled its messaging applications, and also we nearly believed the search titan was ultimately over frequently playing with its messaging applications and also solutions. Well, not so.

Today the firm introduced that it’s combining Meet with Duo. Much the previous was intended at service customers mostly, while the latter was planned as everybody’s video clip messaging application to competing Apple’s FaceTime.

Starting “in the coming weeks”, Google will certainly include every one of the Meet includes right into the Duo application. “later on this year”, the Duo application will certainly be relabelled to Google Meet, at which factor Meet will certainly be the firm’s solitary video clip interactions solution.

At the very least till Google transforms its mind once more, that is. And also this being Google, and also the subject being messaging applications, it’s virtually a considered that it will. Google’s continuous introducing, shelving, re-launching, re-branding, re-shelving, re-resurrecting, and also combining of its numerous messaging-related applications has actually obtained so well-known for many years that it’s almost a meme now.

Anyway, back to the combining handy – Duo will certainly maintain every one of its existing video clip calling functions also under the brand-new name, and also if you’re a Duo customer your discussion background, calls, and also messages are secure as there will not be an additional application to download and install. You’ll simply get up eventually and also locate that Duo has a brand-new name: Meet, and also all of the added functions in addition to what you’re made use of to.

These brand-new functions consist of adjustable online histories in conferences and also phone calls, organizing of conferences, in-meeting conversation, live sharing of web content, real-time shut inscriptions, video clip calls with approximately 100 individuals, “boosted video clip and also audio experiences with sound termination”, and also combination with various other Google devices like Gmail, Calendar, Assistant, and also Messages.

If you are utilizing Duo or Meet at no charge today, you will not need to pay anything for “the brand-new experience”. As soon as Duo is relabelled to Meet you’ll be supplied the alternative to set up that application when you open up the old Meet application if you’re presently utilizing the Meet application. Till after that, the initial Meet application will certainly remain to function, and also Meet in Gmail will not be influenced in any way by the application wrongdoings.


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