According to reports, Google is planning to introduce ‘Meet’ application to supplant Google Duo.
The decision by the web search outfit is because of Google putting its shopper correspondence service, (Duo, Messages, and Android’s Phone application) under the leadership of G Suite head Javier Soltero. But as per Soltero, it doesn’t bode well for Duo and ‘Meet’ to exist together.
In the interim, after the ascent of work from home and distant learning, Google has forcefully made a transition to make ‘Meet’ a Zoom contender. Meet just like Duo, is at present free to utilize.
Javier Soltero has selected to have the service become Google’s one video calling service for both standard and enterprise clients. Inwardly, this is being depicted as a merger of the two services that is codenamed “Duet” — a ‘bag’ of Duo and Meet.
According to unverified sources, this new heading in building a devoted customer service came as a shock to the Duo group.
Google Duo has a group calling, a web customer, and can send story-esque sound and video messages, but remains extremely straightforward with a list of contacts that you can tap to begin a call.
It’s incorporated with Google Messages and the Google Phone dialer, while as of late, adding the capacity to allow people be reached by means of email address.
An update which was propelled in April 2020, acquainted the AV1 codec with improve video call quality, worked in screen captures, bigger groups, and the capacity to save messages. Google followed that up toward the beginning of May with a “Family mode,” more virtual impacts, link based invites, and 32-man calls.
Reports going round say that, toward the end of this converge among ‘Duo and Meet’, Duo will bit by bit disappear, and that builds that recently chipped away at the consumer product are presently entrusted with ‘Meet’ venture development, or have probably left the team.
In reality, the number of ‘Meet’ users have gone up than Duo as of late. In late April, Google reported that top day by day use of ‘Meet’ grew by thirty times with 3 billion minutes of video group that month, and right around 3 million every day new users. Also, daily meeting participants outperformed 100 million.
In correlation, Google revealed that Duo had an amazingly high flood in group calls in April, just as 10 million recruits for each week with a ten times increment in call minutes.
‘Meet’ has been monetized as a major aspect of G Suite from the very first moment, while the fame of Zoom shows that regular users approve of utilizing an enterprise application for personal communication.
The key distinction now is the manner by which people in general are currently acquainted with producing a link that they can send to others as opposed to having an immediate list of contacts. Google has also been clear about the significance of ‘Meet’ by coordinating it with Gmail.
Before this ‘big’ replacement occurs, there will be a few key Duo features for purchasers which will be added to Meet. The features will include end-to-end encryption, reaching users for a video by means of telephone number, and 3D effects.
The pace of Duo development is slowing down after the acquaintance of group discussions with the Nest Hub Max a month ago. Honestly, the application’s development has eased back down in contrast with other video calling applications.
Meanwhile, Google has debunked all reports going the rounds about the convergence with ‘Meet’.
In light of the reports, Google stated:
“We have no plans to interrupt” current usage of Duo with its current timeline. It does say that it will “invest in building new Duo features,” and we’re currently aware of plans to keep adding fun, seasonal face filters.
As per Google, it is taking a gander at ways that their video calling product can improve close by another.
Google additionally communicated that:
“We’re fully invested in Duo, which has seen astonishing growth during the pandemic. People around the world are relying on video calling more than ever, and we have no plans to interrupt that. We’ll continue to invest in building new Duo features and delivering a delightful experience for our users, customers and partners. We brought the Duo organization under Javier Soltero’s leadership in May, and it follows that we’re looking at ways that our video calling products can improve alongside one another.”