The transition continues to be on, however it will assist confused customers within the meantime
The merger between Google Duo and Google Meet, whereas maybe a mandatory step, has been very complicated to this point for everyone concerned. As soon as the merger is completed, the previous Meet app will probably be phased out, and what was the Duo app will grow to be Meet. Google Meet branding lastly got here to the Duo app a number of weeks in the past. Apparently, although, the change is proving particularly onerous to deal with for some Duo followers, as a result of Google has introduced back Duo’s previous icon — at the least for now.
Duo’s newest replace, confusingly, has introduced back the acquainted blue launcher icon. It coexists with the brand new, four-color Meet icon that was simply added, however tapping on both icon results in the identical app being opened. Whilst you’d be forgiven for considering the reversion was unintentional, it appears to be like like this was very a lot a calculated transfer. Google instructed 9to5Google that it made the choice so as to assist individuals who preserve looking for Duo, and may’t discover the app as a result of the title modified.
The massive rebrand continues to be taking place, and the addition of this icon appears to be a transitional factor whereas individuals get used to the change. In any case, once you faucet the Duo icon, the brand new Google Meet expertise, full with the splash display screen that explains the transition intimately, nonetheless exhibits up. Hopefully that signifies that individuals on the lookout for Duo will begin getting the message about what’s taking place to their beloved app. Likewise, the icon within the unique Meet app continues to be inexperienced, serving as a visible indicator that it is going to be phased out down the highway.
The Duo icon ought to lastly see its final demise in a number of weeks or months, as soon as everyone is conscious of the brand new, merged expertise. For now, although, you may have two icons in your launcher for accessing the identical app.