Google is reportedly looking to combine Duo and Meet
Google is looking to take on Zoom and the way for it to do so is to combine Duo and Meet. Since Meet is more of a video conferencing app than Duo is, it would appear that it will be the Meet name that will remain standing. Having just the one video app will help keep consumers from getting confused about whether they should be using Duo or Meet for their purposes.
Throughout the pandemic, Google has not only beefed up Meet to take on Zoom, it also has added new features to Duo. For example, Duo now can handle video calls with as many as 32 people involved at one time. And Duo video calls can now be joined by tapping on a link, the same way you can join a video call on Zoom and Meet. For example, tapping on New meeting will bring up a link that can be shared with others that the host wants to join the video conference.
Google has the wherewithal to become a tough competitor to Zoom. Meet is free for the moment and Google could decide to continue that pricing for some time. If Google Duo and Meet are combined, the new name for the remaining video conferencing app could possibly named Duet (a portmanteau made up by combining the first two letters of Duo and the last two letters of Meet). Before this were to happen though, sources say that some features from Duo will be moved over to Meet such as the integration of phone numbers and the use of end-to-end encryption. Some security measures are already available to Meet users. No one can join a Meet video conference without being invited or admitted by the host.
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