Internet search giant Google’s dedicated app for video calls – Google Duo – has been redesigned and now the new layout is widespread. The new design of the app dispenses with the live preview and brings a more conventional start screen. The new layout includes a New Call button in place of the old buttons.
This was first reported by the company via a support forum post on the. announced Google Duo Help website where it was named as one of the most requested additions to the video calling app.
In the post, Google had said that users can access features that are removed from the home screen. To send a message to a contact, Google Duo must tap the contact and then click the Message button.
If you want to send a message to several people at the same time, you have to create one group first. To create a new group, tap the New Call button and then the Create Group link.
Last month, Google had also updated its other video calling platform, Google Meet with new filters to make it more interactive for users. The company introduced filters like cats, astronauts, jellyfish, and more for meet calls.
Just last week, Google even launched a standalone web app for Google Meet. The newly introduced Google Meet app is Progressive Web App (PWA) and differs from a standard app in that it works in a web browser. Such apps are designed to provide a faster web experience. Any device running Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, and Linux is supported Google Meet PWA. The Google Meet app is also preinstalled on all Chromebooks with the latest Chrome OS update. The move appears to be aimed at students who use Chromebooks for online classes and for study. Because Chromebook users don’t need to install the video conferencing app and get Google Meet.