Google Meet (unique), meet Google Meet (formerly Google Duo)
What number of messaging apps does Google need on the market this hour? Guess we won’t be ashamed of all the trite jokes we nerds have made when the firm appears to assume placing its prospects by way of the semi-permanent ordeal of transitioning between chat apps is a suitable consumer expertise. Hopefully it does not screw up the merging of consumer-facing video messenger Duo with Google Workspace conferencing app Meet. It is a multi-step course of that is simply getting underway and it seems Google has put its subsequent foot ahead.
App repository APK Mirror has taken in a submission for model 172.0.464862022.duo.android_20220724.16_p4 of the app which replaces Duo’s indigo emblem and name with Meet and Google’s quad-color camcorder icon. You’ll be able to sideload the app with the above hyperlink (or search additional assist when you want it from one in all our helpful guides).
For particular person customers, not a lot adjustments. There is a new splash web page sequence while you first open the “new” app and a reminder immediate which directs customers to study extra from a Google Meet Assist web page. Apart from that, when you used Duo for one-on-one encrypted video chats, you may now use Meet. You will nonetheless obtain calls by way of your cellphone quantity and, when you’ve enabled it, your Gmail tackle.
If you happen to’re signing onto “Google Meet (formerly Google Duo)” with a paid Google Workspace account, you may see the app’s interface as illustrated by the above tweet from Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii.
If you happen to’re utilizing the Workspace-oriented Google Meet app, it’s going to nonetheless stay its personal app for the time being and maintain the modified “Meet (unique)” moniker. This app will likely be deprecated at a later date, although.
If you happen to obtain the up to date Duo/Meet app from the Play Retailer, you might even see the app listed as “Google Meet (formerly Google Duo),” but it surely’s just about the similar app as earlier than. We sideloaded the new Duo/Meet app and was capable of open it up by way of the Google Play Retailer the place it was nonetheless feeding us the app as Google Duo. Which will nonetheless be the case for many different customers for the subsequent few weeks as folks on completely different tracks with completely different variations get up to date.