Google’s Duo video chat app gets a family mode with doodles and masks

Google’s Duo video chat app gets a family mode with doodles and masks

Google as we speak launched an replace to its Duo video chat app (which you positively shouldn’t confuse with Hangouts or Google Meet, Google’s different video, audio and textual content chat apps).

There are loads of jokes to be made about Google’s plethora of chat choices however Duo is making an attempt to be a bit totally different from Hangouts and Meet in that it’s mobile-first and placing the emphasis on private conversations. In its early days, it was very a lot solely about one-on-one conversations (therefore its title), however that has clearly modified (therefore why Google will certainly change its title eventually). This replace exhibits this emphasis with the addition of what the corporate calls a ‘household mode.’

Once you activate this mode, you can begin doodling on the display screen, activate various new results and just about costume up with new masks. These results and masks are actually additionally obtainable for one-on-one calls.

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For Mother’s Day, Google is rolling out a particular new impact that’s sufficiently disturbing to ensure your mom won’t ever need to use Duo once more and instantly make her need to change to Google Meet as an alternative.

Only final month, Duo elevated the utmost variety of chat individuals to 12 on Android and iOS. In the following few weeks, it’s additionally bringing this function to the browser, the place it should work for anybody with a Google account.

Google additionally launched a brand new advert for Duo. It’s what occurs when entrepreneurs do business from home.


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