With Meet getting Google’s full attention over the previous year, Duo has not seen a significant update in a long while. Google Duo is before long getting a homescreen update that adds “Another Call” button that desires to improve the application.
Update: A couple of hours in the wake of publishing, the new UI is already appearing for certain clients. It’s exceptionally straightforward with the blue “New Call” FAB appearing in the bottom-right corner. There’s likewise a top search field to look for contacts and dial, while the remainder of the page is a grid of circular contacts.
This button is intended to fill in as a beginning stage for key actions in Duo, including beginning calls to different clients — just as your Assistant “Home” device — and gatherings. You’ll likewise have the option to see (and invite) contacts and make groups. Individuals rundown can likewise be surfaced through search.
Google still can’t seem to share any images of what this resembles, yet the last fuse made conceivable by the “New Call” button proposes this homescreen will be a lot more limited than the current one.
The organization accentuates that it is “keeping all the features you love” in the midst of this reorganization. You’ll have the option to send messages (video or sound), notes, or pictures by tapping a contact/bunch and tapping on the “Message” button, which is conceivable today.
On the whole, this makes for a somewhat sizable Google Duo homescreen redesign. It comes at an intriguing time and after a period where Google’s complete consideration has been on Meet. The organization outstandingly added the entirety of Duo’s filters and fun impacts straightforwardly to Meet in Gmail this month.
Couple’s “New call” button will start rolling out “over the next few weeks” (h/t Android Police). While no platform is specified, this will apparently start things out to the Android and iOS mobile clients.
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