Google to integrate Duo App to Android by default

Google to integrate Duo App to Android by default

The company will let Android users start a video call directly from within the Google Phone, Contacts, and stock Messages app.

Google is making it easier for users to make video calls using its own video calling app - Duo.

The new move by the company essentially ties Duo app deeper into the Android ecosystem, and follows similar integration into the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, as expected. Google is also planning to add a feature to voice calls allowing you to quickly switch over to a video call with a single tap.

It may be noted that you and the recipient need to have Google Duo installed on one of the supported handsets (Pixel, Android One, and Nexus devices) to access video-calling directly from the phone.

This means consumers can now make video calls directly from the phone, messages, and contacts. From the phone app for example, the option to make a video call will appear in call history and search. So, you should start seeing small camera icons in these apps next to contacts that can be video called. The DUo Integration update for other carriers and OEMs will be rolled out by the end of the Year, says Google.