Google is planning to close its video calling application Google Duo’s functions and make users do video calls via Google Meet only. Since the video calling app Duo has launched, it is popular to the users. Because of the current situation the demand for high quality video calling apps has increased highly, Duo provides a smooth service to the users. Till date both of Duo and Meet app is running simultaneously.
Javier Soltero, Google’s new head of communication services found no cause to run both apps. He wants to remove the Google Duo app and to run Google Meet only. Soltero is taking initiative to include some of the Duo’s features into Meet, like contacting the users for a video call through phone number, end-to-end encryption and 3D effects.
For the satisfaction of the users Google already changed some features in Meet app. Now it is free to all types of users. This facility made the app more user friendly in the pandemic situation. About three million users are availing the facility of video calling via Meet app daily. The usage grew by 30 times with three billion minutes of video meetings. The number of daily meeting participants too crossed 100 million.
The demand of Google Duo is also increasing day by day. As it is provided as a default app by many Android OEM, users have no need to find other options. The app allows up to 32 people to participate in a group video call which is very helpful. Earlier to replace Hangouts, the video calling app was introduced at I/O 2016 as a new consumer messaging strategy.
Until a wide-ranging unification occurs, Google is all set to carry on operating Duo as it progresses Meet’s facets. Google has also rolled out a declaration to the publication in reply to an appeal for remark.