Google Phone app gets dedicated 'Video call' option that launches Duo from ongoing call

Himanshu, 12 December 2017

Google has finally enabled a dedicated 'Video call' option in its Phone app. The option in question shows up while you make a normal call, and tapping on it launches the Duo app, switching you to a video call.

In case you aren't aware, this integration between Phone and Duo was already there, but the option to access it was missing. That changes now, as the 'Video call' option is now live.

Tapping this new option during an ongoing call launches the caller's video camera. On the receiver's end, Duo is launched as well (provided their device is unlocked). Of course, triggering this whole process means the ongoing normal call is disconnected.

The process also results in two different entries in your call log: one for the normal call, and the other for the video call.

The feature has just started rolling out, so it may take time before it reaches every one.



Reader comments

  • YoloBS
  • 04 Mar 2019
  • gN{

They should release native video call without app or internet. Like xiaomi and Samsung did with there phone.

  • Bewildered
  • 12 Dec 2017
  • 3Jn

Imagine IOS 11 when tested on iPhone 7 and earlier caused constant reboots, battery depletion, overheating etc, what you don't do is release it, That was the problem with Windows 10 which Microsoft wanted to be running out of the box on the Lum...

  • AnonD-145316
  • 12 Dec 2017
  • CDE

Actually they do, especially if you have family and friends overseas.

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