Google has already generated major controversies with the closure of many of its projects, since it was not always decisions that pleased its users. Now, the company seems to be preparing to put itself in the “sights” of users, when considering the closure of the Google Duo.
The Google Duo has become, over the past few years, one of the most popular applications for making video calls among Android users, arriving as a standard application on many smartphones. However, it is important to note that Google does not intend to completely shut down the App, but rather that it is absorbed by Google Meet.
Since it was launched in 2016 with the goal of replacing Hangouts, the Google Duo has evolved in the eyes, receiving numerous features that quickly made it the best video calling service available for Android. Especially since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the application has seen the number of group calls grow by 8x.
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Since Javier Soltero, manager of G Suite, was also responsible for the development of the Duo, Messages and Phone application, he made his opinion very clear that it did not make sense for the two applications to coexist.
Although many of the features of Google Duo have already been brought to Google Meet (and vice versa), both applications still have some exclusivity. From the point of view of productivity, it will make sense to transform the two Apps into one.
In addition to putting all the features in one application, it will also allow Google to unite the two teams of developers, focusing only on one product. In this way, the best and fastest feature development will be possible.
This may be Google’s most serious bet to once and for all manage to “make forget” Zoom, which took advantage of the difficulties caused by COVID-19 in an extremely intelligent way. With the union of the two applications, Google will now have an even more complete offer and with several unique features that will captivate users.
However, according to the sources of the 9to5Google website, this union may take up to 2 years to be consummated.
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