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Google is combining Meet and Duo into a single app for voice and video calls

Source: The Verge - All Posts

Article note: Google's chat service flailing is truly a thing to behold.
Second screen in Google Meet
Meet is Google’s calling app of the future. | Image: Google

Google announced today that it’s combining two of its video-calling apps, Duo and Meet, into a single platform. Pretty soon, there will be only Google Meet, and Google’s hoping it can be the one calling app users need for just about everything in their lives.

By bringing them both together, Google’s hoping it can solve some of what ails modern communication tools. “What’s been really important is understanding how people make the choice as to what tool they’re going to use, for what purpose, in what circumstance,” says Javier Soltero, the head of Google Workspace. Our digital lives are filled with a million different chat apps, each with its own rules and norms and contact list, some for work purposes and some for personal ones. Google’s...

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