Google Duo version 9 is hitting the Play Store now, and it packs support for the audio-only call feature that Google announced last week. While that feature was first rolling out in Brazil, Google’s Amit Fulay now says that the feature is rolling out worldwide…
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“Google Duo Audio calls is rolling out worldwide now,” Amit Fulay said on Twitter.
We’ve installed Google Duo 9 on our devices, but aren’t yet seeing the ability to make audio-only calls. But as is often the case with new features like these, it’s likely going to be a staged rollout over the course of several days. Even with Duo 9 installed, you might not see the feature for a while.
But that said, we did find that Duo 9 includes some new strings alluding to the new audio-only calls, including strings for introducing users to the feature and making it obvious that it’s there:
You can grab the Duo 9 APK over at APKMirror, or if you don’t want to go to that trouble, you can always just wait until the update hits your device via the Play Store.