Google is currently planning to replace Duo with its more popular video calling service Meet. Google Meet has grown to become one of Zoom’s top competitors in recent times, with G Suite head Javier Soltero deciding to make it Google’s sole video calling service that caters to both regular and entreprise users.
This move by the tech giant, dubbed Duet (from Duo and Meet) will see a number of key features from Duo incorporated into the project before Duo is totally phased out.
A number of features like 3D effects, end-to-end encryption and the ability to contact users for a video via phone number will be introduced to Meet from Duo.
As at the time of this report, there is no set timeline for this transition, as Google claims they are still “fully invested in Duo”. However, the tech giant has made it known that it would continue looking for ways to improve its services.
PS: Here is a quick tutorial on how to use Google Meet.