The Google Duo icon has returned following an update to Google Meet for Android, which was formerly the Duo app. This is probably a bug, but it’s an amusing development today. As a result, you can now launch the same application in two different methods.
When Google combined its two video calling services into one, Meet was chosen as the surviving brand. The Google Duo app is the only one that is still being used in terms of implementation and is being upgraded with a new homescreen and features from both services. Duo has a significantly larger installed base, which explains this (5 billion vs 500 million ).
An update (172) that changed the blue Duo icon and introduced the four-color Meet version began going out at the beginning of August. Duo vanishes from the launcher after an update and app launch.
For some reason, the Google Duo icon is back in version 173 today. Thus, the Duo and Meet logos are both present in your app drawer and are both working to introduce the new combined Meet-Duo experience.
Version: This evening, Google informed us that it has brought back the Duo symbol on Android with this update on purpose. Its goal is to make it easier for users to open the application when they search for or type Duo. The business is working to simplify the update for customers.
It’s a perplexing turn of events, and Google most certainly made a mistake. Regular customers of the service have already received an explanation of the change from the corporation via a noticeable splash screen and banner, which you must engage with in order to remove.
However, it’s possible that the business is observing enough confusion to conclude that this adjustment isn’t a mistake. (People are venting their rage on the about this migration.)
Duos has not yet received the new branding from Google. Additionally, the organization intends to upgrade duo.google.com with Meet branding. The Meet app has a green symbol to show that it will soon be discontinued for enterprise users, but the original experience is still available in Gmail as a separate tab.