In recent days, the Meet fusion has been widely rolling out to Google Duo for Android and iOS. Google is now preparing to start the next phase where Meet’s icon and name will replace Duo’s after a mobile app update.
The Google Duo icon (from 2016) with a white video camera inside the blue teardrop container disappears. It will be replaced by a square four-color camera, while the name goes from “Duo” to “Meet”.
A notification will further explain the change, with users having access to “video calling and meeting features”. The latter requires you to sign in with a Google account (not just a phone number).
Video call features are still available for free in the updated Duo app on mobile devices. Conversation history, contacts and messages are retained.
These Duo-to-Meet icon updates on Android and iOS begin today and will be complete by September, with the Google Play and App Store listings also changing. This is because the original Google Meet app was updated to “Meet (original)” with a green icon in recent days. This old client will eventually go away, although the functionality will remain in the Gmail tab.
Throughout this process, users can continue to use Meet (original) to join and schedule meetings, but we recommend using the updated Google Meet app for combined video conferencing and calling functionality at the same location.
At the same time, Google Meet branding is coming to duo.google.com, but there are no changes to calling capabilities or features yet. Over the next few months, the web app will redirect to meet.google.com/calling.
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