Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Research | By Derrick Holloway

Android Video Calling Just Got Much Simpler

Android Video Calling Just Got Much Simpler

Provided that you already have the duo configured on your device all you need to do is go to any of the three supported apps and place a video call.

Google officially unveiled the new Pixel 2 series smartphones last week. However, it will be interesting to see how well Google integrates the Duo video calling into the Android devices. The person you're video calling also needs to have the Duo app installed and activated.

Google has chose to push Duo video calling further into Android by adding support in other apps.

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In case you have a hard time choosing which wallpaper to opt for out of the hundreds available, you also have the option of selecting your favorite category and letting the app automatically set a new wallpaper every day.

In the phone app, users will find they can make video calls from the call history and search. Finally, the Android messages app will let someone initiate a chat directly from a conversation.

In order to use the new video calling feature inside of other apps, there are some requirements. With the deeper integration with other Android apps, Google hopes more people will want to use the Duo video calling feature.

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Unfortunately, none of the Pixel 2's new live wallpapers are available, with Google likely restricting them to the newer phones or an upcoming system update for the Pixel. It seems though, that this initial integration on these devices is going to be it for a little while.

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