Google Duo Gets Google Assistant Support and Tablet Centric Interface as Part of New Update

By July 24th, 2018 AT 4:27 PM

Google Duo, the popular video calling app has now received a new update which allows the users to place video calls via the Google Assistant. Now Google Assistant users will only need to say the name of the contact and the voice command for Video call to carry out the task.

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A Google Duo support post reads “If you use the Google Assistant: You can start a Duo video call by saying or typing, Video call [name].” Notably, if the recipient contact does not have Google Duo installed then the call will be routed to another chatting and video calling app by Google, Hangouts. The update on Google Duo app has been extended to both iPhone and Android users, and it will be rolled as a server-side update. In addition to that, Google Duo has also received multi-device support which means that users will be able to access the app simultaneously over multiple devices for example at work and home.

The new update also brings a better design for tablets as well. The tablet-centric interface expands the video window almost on the entire screen and the right side features the video call and voice call tabs along with a unified contacts search bar. The new updates on Google’s Duo video chat app will make the app experience smoother.

Google has advertised the Duo app as being the highest quality video calling app, as such, the addition of multi-device support, tablet-centric interface and Google Assistant support is expected to better the overall UI and UX of the application.

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Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

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