Google Duo Stories December 31, 2018

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.

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Google Duo Stories December 23, 2018

Google Duo has reached 1 billion downloads on the Google Play Store, according to the latest public statistics from the biggest app marketplace. expand full story

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Google Duo Stories December 11, 2018

Completing the trio of Google communication app updates in recent days is the latest version of Duo. Google Duo 45 preps a number of visual tweaks, including the ability to pin favorite contacts and a Data Saving mode, as well as a new search bar and faster recording mode switching.

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Google Duo Stories December 7, 2018

Over the past week, the narrative around Google’s messaging and communication services has been defined by a spate of planned deprecations — both of which 9to5Google first reported about. While older services will be “sunset,” the company’s vision for consumers hasn’t changed much since earlier this year, revolving around RCS “Chat” and Google Duo video calling.

However, complicating this dual-service future now is the newly-revealed fact that the enterprise-focused Hangouts Chat and Meet will also be available to consumers, and that Google Voice is still an active service. This is just the latest in Google’s tangled and sometimes incoherent strategy for simply saying “Hello.”

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Google Duo Stories December 5, 2018

Over the past several days, 9to5Google reported that Google was planning to move away from “classic Hangouts” and sunset Google Allo. Amid the discussion about the company’s messaging future, Google today clarified its strategy, and published a definite blog post confirming our two reports.

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Google Duo for Android rolling out faster video messaging

In our APK Insight of Google Duo 44, we revealed that the service was planning a faster way to send video messages to contacts. Google today officially announced this quicker sharing method, starting with a swipe down on Duo’s homescreen.

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