August 14, 2018
Google Duo 38 adds Material Theme, removes screen sharing & vibration toggle [APK Insight]
The latest version of Google Duo is rolling out this morning with a Material Theme that features a handful of tweaks to the video calling app’s design. Meanwhile, a teardown reveals that screen sharing has been removed, while there are more rewards for Indian users.
August 29, 2018
Google Duo 39 features new Material icon, preps homescreen contact shortcuts & more rewards [APK Insight]
The latest version of Google Duo is rolling out following the previous update introducing several Material Design tweaks. Duo 39 for iOS added iPad tablet support, while introducing a more Material icon on both platforms. Meanwhile, contact homescreen shortcuts are in-development, as are more rewards.
March 16, 2018
Google Duo 30 preps account linking, group calling, and screen sharing [APK Insight]
After launching last week, Google Duo’s visual voicemall feature is now fully rolled out on Android and iOS. The company is now working on version 30 that better details the upcoming screen sharing and Google account linking functionality. Meanwhile, a group calling feature is also in development.
April 14, 2018
Google Duo 32 preps ‘Bokeh’ camera effect, hints at call history export [APK Insight]
The last version of Duo began rolling out initial support for Google Account linking. That feature is still in development, but a new update provides more details about that future functionality, while Google appears to be working on a bokeh camera filter and some level of exporting call history.
May 19, 2018
Google Duo 34 enables fast and easy screen sharing, preps message ‘Reply’ [APK Insight]
In March, Google Duo added support for Google account linking after months of development. With version 34, the video chatting service is launching another feature that the company has been working on for several months now: screen sharing.
April 30, 2018
Google Duo 33 preps possible tablet support w/ landscape UI & ‘Bokeh’ effects [Gallery]
Google Duo has been updated with a number of major features in recent weeks, including Google Account linking and a fun way to send quick video/voicemails. With version 33, the video service continues work on adding expressive features and a possible landscape interface for tablets.
March 29, 2018
Google Duo 31 rolling out with initial support for Google Account linking
Since launch, Google Duo has required a phone number to both set-up and reach other users. Last November, Google began working on an email address option that is finally rolling out this evening. Version 31 allows users to link their Google Account to the video calling service.
December 31, 2018
Google Duo group calling sneak peek revealed, low light mode also in testing
Google’s work in messaging services has resulted mostly in a lot of headaches, but one major success for the company has been its video calling app Duo. Now, we’re getting a first look at Google Duo group calls as well as a new low light mode.
February 12, 2019
Google Duo rolling out Valentine’s Day special effect, adds floating hearts to a video message
Later this week is Valentine’s Day and if you’re a Google Duo user, the app just added a special treat for sending video messages to that special someone in your life. A new Valentine’s Day effect in Google Duo applies the first filter to the app for adding hearts to your message.
February 20, 2019
Google Duo 48 preps ‘precall’ contacts interface, ‘Engagement Rewards by Google’ [APK Insight]
After adding a fun effect for Valentine’s Day that leverages hardware-accelerated on-device inferencing, the latest version of Google’s consumer video calling service is rolling out. Google Duo 48 details work on a “precall” interface that’s essentially an improved contacts screen, and “Engagement Rewards.”
February 1, 2019
Google Duo 47 preps drawing and adding text on video messages [APK Insight]
We reported last month that Google Duo is gaining a web client for making and receiving calls through a desktop browser. Meanwhile, development on the Android app continues with Google Duo 47 revealing drawing tools to customize video messages just like Instagram and Snapchat.
March 29, 2019
Google Duo replaces video/voice switcher with new contacts screen, adds drawing tools
Last month, our APK Insight spotted that Google was working on a new “precall” interface in Duo for Android. This change is now live for some and replaces the video/audio switcher on the homepage by giving users a traditional contact screen before placing a call. Drawing and adding text captions to video messages is also […]
January 21, 2019
Google Duo 46 preps contact Favorites, Low light mode, more [APK Insight]
The latest version of Google Duo rolled out over the weekend with hints that Favorites, Low light mode, and filters will soon be live. The former is partially available in Google Duo 46, while we have also enabled Low light mode for improved video calling.
January 25, 2019
Google plans to launch web client for its Duo video calling service soon
Google will launch a web client for its Duo video calling app in the coming weeks, according to a source familiar with the plans. This development ultimately means a much wider reach of devices that can access the growing service. Google Duo has, up to now, only been available in the form of an app […]
February 28, 2019
Google Duo audio calling seemingly rolling out to Google Home speakers
Google Duo, the video and audio calling app that seems to be the central focus of Google’s communication efforts as of late, made its debut on Assistant-powered devices alongside the Google Home Hub last fall — despite that device not having a camera. Now it appears these non-video Duo calls are coming to other Home […]
February 22, 2018
Google Duo 28 teases ‘Guest mode,’ continues work on messaging feature [APK Insight]
The latest version of Google Duo is rolling out and it continues work on several in-development features that we’ve previously spotted. Besides more hints of the messaging feature and multi-device support, version 28 reveals that a “Guest mode” is in the works.
March 2, 2018
This is Google Duo’s messaging feature, new screen sharing UI, & account linking [Gallery]
The latest version of Google Duo is rolling out this morning and it reveals more about the phone number-only Guest mode, while hinting at upcoming features like messaging, Google account linking, and a revamped screen sharing interface. We’ve also managed to enable a number of these new features ahead of time in version 29.
September 20, 2016
Google Duo is being updated to v2.0 this week w/ bug fixes