Google Duo gets support for group video calling, Data Saving mode for India and more

Google has finally added group video calling support for Duo, after testing it earlier this year. This lets you make calls with up to eight people. Similar to Duo calls and video messages, group calls are also encrypted end-to-end, said Google. It is available for both Android and iOS.

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Google Duo finally available on the web

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Google has finally launched Duo video calling on the web with supported browsers include Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. The interface is fairly simple; it shows recent contacts listed at the top, full list of all contacts placed below. Google Duo on the web supports browser notifications for incoming calls. Continue reading “Google Duo finally available on the web”

Google said to be testing group calling and low light mode features for Duo

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Google said to be testing Group calling and low-light mode on its video calling app; Duo. The group calling only supports for up to seven people compared to 32 on Apple’s FaceTime.You must first create a group with the contacts you wish to video chat with, and then you can start a call. Continue reading “Google said to be testing group calling and low light mode features for Duo”

Google confirms it will shutdown Allo messaging app in March 2019, will upgrade Hangout users to Hangouts Chat and Meet

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Google has finally announced that it is giving up on Allo after it stopped investing in the app earlier this year. The app will become non-functional in March 2019. The company officially announced that it will upgrade users to Hangouts Chat and Meet at some point and they will remain a primary focus for the team. Continue reading “Google confirms it will shutdown Allo messaging app in March 2019, will upgrade Hangout users to Hangouts Chat and Meet”

Google Duo v44 hints at Low Light mode, data saver, new call answering UI and more

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Google Duo is getting a new update bringing the version number to V44, however, it doesn’t bring much to the table on the covers, but underneath there are few subtle inclusions. The team behind Duo is said to be working on a new Low Light mode to enhance the video-calling experience in underlit conditions.  Continue reading “Google Duo v44 hints at Low Light mode, data saver, new call answering UI and more”

Google Duo 36 confirms multi-device and tablet support, drops support for Jelly Bean

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Google Duo has received a new update with version number V36, and this seems to be a small service update that doesn’t bring major changes to the table. However, it marks the end of Jelly Bean support and sets KitKat (4.4) as the oldest officially supported version. Continue reading “Google Duo 36 confirms multi-device and tablet support, drops support for Jelly Bean”

Google Duo now lets you record 30 second voice or videomail

Google’s flagship video calling app; Duo is finally getting a new feature that is a long overdue. The update now lets you record a 30-second voice or video in case the person whom you are trying to call isn’t available to take a call. Continue reading “Google Duo now lets you record 30 second voice or videomail”

Google officially integrates Duo to Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps

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Earlier this week, it was reported that Google has started rolling out deeper Duo integration with Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps. Now,  the company has officially announced the integration making video calling easier on you Android phone. Continue reading “Google officially integrates Duo to Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps”

Google Duo gets deeper integration with Pixel’s dialer, contacts and message apps

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Google’s Duo and Allo apps have received several updates this year with new features and improvement. In June, the video calling app was integrated to Allo allowing users to make a Duo call right inside from Allo chat app. Now, Google is looking forward to integrate Duo into the dialer, SMS, and contacts applications.

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Google Duo audio calling starts rolling out globally

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Google launched its Duo video calling app in August last year, after introducing it at the Google I/O 2016 back in May. Last month Google started rolling out with audio calling capabilities for the Duo app starting from Brazil that lets you make basic audio calls on Duo when you are on a poor network connection. Continue reading “Google Duo audio calling starts rolling out globally”

Google Duo gets video quality improvements and camera rotation in latest update

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Earlier this year, Google launched video calling app Duo along with its smart messaging app Allo. Google has now started rolling out an update to Duo which bumps the app to version 5.0. The update brings couple of new features for an improved user experience. Continue reading “Google Duo gets video quality improvements and camera rotation in latest update”

Google will no longer pre-install Hangouts on Android device, promoting new Google Duo: Report

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Google will reportedly replace Hangouts with Duo in its stock mobile app suite and is encouraging their partners to do the same. Continue reading “Google will no longer pre-install Hangouts on Android device, promoting new Google Duo: Report”

Micromax said to launch four budget 4G smartphones with Google Duo pre-installed

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Micromax is looking forward to launch four budget smartphones with 4G LTE support in India ahead of the festive season, according to a latest report from PTI. These phones will come pre-installed with Google Duo video calling app. Continue reading “Micromax said to launch four budget 4G smartphones with Google Duo pre-installed”

Google Duo for Android clocks 5 million downloads in a week

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Google launched its Duo video calling app for Android and iOS devices last week, after announcing it at the Google I/O back in May. Today the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai said that the Duo app for Android has crossed 5 million downloads in a week, even though the Play Store shows that the installs are between 1 million and 5 million. Continue reading “Google Duo for Android clocks 5 million downloads in a week”