Google’s approach to its multiple messaging and video-calling apps over the years has been interesting, to say the least. Over time, the company has had a track record of developing and promoting multiple messaging apps (and axing some of the unfortunate ones), and this new development is certainly one to take note of.
A new announcement from the company has revealed that it will finally be merging its Google Meet and Duo apps. Essentially, Google will be bringing over features from Meet – which was introduced back in 2020 – and combining them with Duo for a single, fully-integrated video-calling and communication service.
Google says that the pre-existing Duo app will eventually be renamed to Google Meet, and will remain a free service to use. Existing Duo users will not need to download a separate app, and they’ll just need to keep their current app updated.