A pair of useful features are heading to Google Duo

A pair of useful features are heading to Google Duo
Google's video calling app Duo is often getting updated to add new features. For example, back in March Google made changes to the app's UI. More specifically, it changed the way users select contacts to get in touch with, and choose whether the conversation will be in the form of a video chat or a regular voice call. A month later, Google replaced the Limit Mobile Data toggle with Data Saving Mode. The latter helps cut the consumption of both cellular data and Wi-Fi data by sending and receiving video streams in a lower resolution.

Enough about the past. According to XDA, a couple of new features are coming to the Duo app. One will allow a Duo user to be reminded when to try to get in touch with someone when choosing a contact to call. It appears that four options will be offered; two would remind the user to call later the same day, one would remind the user to call the next day, and the fourth option would let the user set a customized date and time for the callback reminder. If the user wants the call to go through immediately, he or she can just ignore the prompt and continue making the call.


The second change gives Duo users a way to call Google's Home and Nest smart speakers and smart displays directly from the contacts list. Previously, executing such a call required that the user ask Google Assistant to make the connection for him or her.


We don't know exactly when these new features will become available to all Duo users. If you employ the app often, you can keep your eyes peeled for them.

FEATURED VIDEO

2 Comments

1. jeffpom

Posts: 66; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

Now if it only had messaging... LOL

2. shonasof

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 18, 2019

What does messaging have to do with video calls? This is like mocking Apple because you cant Imessage with Facetime.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.