The widely adopted Android and iOS versions of the Google Duo and Meet merger {U}

Google said at the beginning of the previous month that Duo will soon change to Meet and incorporate all of its capabilities. The Android version of the Google Duos Meet merger is currently rolling out.

Update 8/1: The Google Duo-Meet merger has recently been widely implemented. The Duo is getting even better card is shown at the top of the new homescreen on all devices running versions 170 of both and iOS , which we examined today.

In addition to the new History section, touching the FAB displays the two new calling options, and before placing your first call, you receive a privacy summary.

This release coincides with Google giving the original Meet app a green icon upgrade and changing its name to Meet (original) for Android.

The Duo app will be rebranded to Google Meet in the following stage, keeping the same icon and branding. Later in the year, this alteration will take place.

Original 7/11: A few users have reported seeing a Duo is becoming even better card directly below the search box after updating to the ( 20220612.16 p6). This is not a widespread launch. To find out more, Google connections to this support article .

Google Duo Meet merger
Google Duo Meet merger
Google Duo Meet merger

With a new name, icon, and additional features like background effects, your Duo app will change to Meet.

You now have the option to Create a new meeting and Schedule in Google Calendar that started from Google Meet after hitting the FAB (Floating Action Button), which stops the call and only says New.

Consumers are increasingly looking to do the latter, according to Google, while business users prefer more immediate one-click calling. By default, tapping launches the Google Calendar creation interface with a Meet URL already filled up.

A URL to with options to copy, share, and join the meeting is provided when starting a new meeting. On the modified homescreen, that meeting will be listed in the new Meetings area along with any other booked events from your Calendar.

Google displays a privacy screen indicating the departure from end-to-end encryption before launching the new app (E2EE). Update: According to Google, 1:1 and group video calls that you initiate by dialing directly still use end-to-end encryption to cloak data in a secret code that only you and the other callers can decipher. cloud-encryption measures is used by Meet Meetings in the Duo app that are accessed by links, nevertheless.

Your discussions are private thanks to cloud encryption from Meet. Cloud encryption, as opposed to end-to-end encryption, enables you to access more functions, including chat and live captioning. In a call, others will see your name and pronouns associated with your Google Account. Calls can be joined by someone you’ve previously blocked in Duo in Meet.

We’ve only heard one report on this rollout so far. Google previously assured us that the merger will be rigorously watched to ensure that users wouldn’t be left behind or experience a decline in quality. Phase 1 of the process is under underway with Duo receiving existing Meet features. Up to 100 (from 32) attendees can be accommodated, together with virtual backgrounds, in-meeting text chat, and real-time closed captioning.

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