Google has been slowly but surely updating its latest couple of communications apps: Allo and Duo. However, the latest news comes in the form of integrating Duo into more apps so that Googles Duo Video calling service can be activated at the tap of a button without even opening the app.
With the latest versions of the Google Pixels Phone app, Contacts app, and Android Messages app (13.0, 2.1, and 2.6 respectively), and as seen on the Google Pixel 2, youll be able to see a video icon next to a contacts name who is already using Duo. Youll see this icon in the call history window, next to a contacts name, or within the SMS conversation with any person who is registered on Duo.
Source: Android Police
The only condition regarding the video icon is if the active carrier already offers a video-calling service, and the other person also uses that same service, it will be given preference over Duo.
Currently, the integration requires a few apps to be manually updated since the change has not fully rolled out yet.
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