Google Duo rolled out to standard dial app

Google has finally rolled out duo video chat to the standard Android dialler app.

@JakConnorTT
Published Thu, Dec 14 2017 3:26 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

According to a report on Android Police, Google is rolling out an update on the Pixel, Nexus and Android One devices that will make the standard dial app feature an easily accessible video chat option - Google Duo.

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Android Police are saying that when users decide to use the video chat option within the standard dial app the Duo app will open, which in turn activates the phones camera.

The video chat is counted as a standard phone call meaning that once the connection is disconnected from either hanging up or losing service the video chat will end. Resulting in two data entries that will appear in the phones call log - one for the video chat and another for the initial phone call.

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This update doesn't appear to be only working on specific versions of Google's Phone app or Duo which suggests that the option was already installed just not activated yet. For those that are regular users of video calling and also have an Android phone as a daily driver this might be the best time to install Google's Phone app.

Jak joined the TweakTown team in 2017 and has since reviewed 100s of new tech products and kept us informed daily on the latest science and space news. Jak's love for science, space, and technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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