Update to Google's Duo changes how you use the app

Update to Google's Duo changes how you use the app
The Google Duo app allows users to stream live video, make calls or send video and voice messages to their Duo contacts. Spotted by Android Police, a server-side update performed by Google has changed how users select contacts, and whether they are streaming them video or making a voice call to them. In the olden days (like a week or so ago), one would open the Duo app, go to contacts, and tab the video or audio tabs before selecting the recipient.

After the update, when you open the Duo app, you first select the contact that you want to connect with. Only then do you decide if you are going to stream live video or simply make a phone call to your selected contact. If you want to send a message, as soon as you open Duo, you swipe down on the screen. You then are given the option of creating a voice or video message. Once you create that message, you are given the option of sending it to five contacts simultaneously.

The Google Duo app is available from both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for Android and iOS devices, respectively.

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11 Comments

1. magnaroader

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

Does anyone even use duo?

2. Carlitos

Posts: 650; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Everyone in my family has it and group of friends. For last half a year I've been getting the "A contact has joined duo" pretty often

3. Xavier1415

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Uhh yea lol

4. cmdacos

Posts: 3970; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Often

7. libra89

Posts: 2265; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I see it used quite a bit.

10. jmarti

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 19, 2018

I have an iPhone and I use duo all the time.

5. vgking9699

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

Only used when need to video call a few people my family knows who don’t have iPhones

6. Guseinguliev

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

this app will die too soon.

9. AbhiD

Posts: 652; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Unlikely to ever happen! This is one of the few google apps that is great, does it's job nice, has great reach and potential as well. So no. It's not going anywhere.

11. middlehead

Posts: 449; Member since: May 12, 2014

It won't die, it will be killed.

8. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

They should make it work on other platforms as well — PC, Mac, Linux.

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