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Google Duo v46 adds partially working ‘Favorites’ list, prepares Valentine’s Day video effect [APK Teardown]

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

An update to Google's Duo app began rolling out earlier today, and unlike many other recent app updates, there's actually a brand new feature that doesn't appear to be locked behind a server-side switch. Unfortunately, it also appears that it may not be working properly, and might have been left enabled by accident. Duo is also preparing a special video effect in honor of Valentine's Day.

What's New

Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)

  • Added: Add to Favorites

Favorites

If you call more than a handful of people through Duo, your list of recent contacts might be overflowing.

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Google Duo v46 adds partially working 'Favorites' list, prepares Valentine's Day video effect [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

First look: Google Duo tests group calling feature and low light mode

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Group calling and a low light mode in Google Duo have been rumored for some time, but we now have our first glimpse of the features in action. Cody found evidence for groups in a teardown back in March, with hints of low light mode appearing in November. Thanks to an anonymous source, we have screens of both.

One of the most requested Duo features since launch has been group calling, something Apple's FaceTime now supports for up to 32 users at once.

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First look: Google Duo tests group calling feature and low light mode was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo reaches 1 billion downloads on the Play Store

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Back in May of 2016, Google announced two new messaging apps: Allo and Duo. The former, as you probably know, is being killed off in about three months. Duo, however, is still alive and kicking, as it's a pretty good video calling app. It just hit a whopping one billion downloads on the Play Store, which is no small feat.

Duo hit 500 million downloads just six months ago, so another 500 million in that time span is pretty impressive.

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Google Duo reaches 1 billion downloads on the Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo v45 prepares pre-call notifications, continues work on Low Light mode and sending pre-recorded videos [APK Teardown]

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

A new update to Duo is out in the wild, but like many others, there's not much to see upon installation. We're all about the teardown on this one, which hints at some kind of pre-call notification and adds follow-ups on the topics of Low Light mode and sending pre-recorded videos to somebody else through Duo.

Teardown

Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
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Google Duo v45 prepares pre-call notifications, continues work on Low Light mode and sending pre-recorded videos [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo is making it easier to send video messages

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

You've been able to send video messages on Google Duo since March. The current implementation isn't particularly elegant, though; it's more like leaving a voicemail than intentionally sending a message. The app will receive an update this week that simplifies messaging, eliminating the need to call your recipient before sending.

To leave a video message on Duo now, you have to first call one of your contacts, then tap the Leave video message button that appears on the call screen.

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Google Duo is making it easier to send video messages was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Allo, Duo, and Messages for web are all broken right now

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Hot on the heels of a report that Allo may be shutting down soon, the aforementioned service has stopped working for many. On top of that, Duo and Messages for web are currently non-functional as well, pointing to an outage somewhere upstream.

On Allo and Messages for web, messages show as pending, but are never received by their intended recipients. In Duo, the call recipient actually receives a notification that a call from the sender is incoming, though the recipient is unable to interact with it or join the call.

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Allo, Duo, and Messages for web are all broken right now was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo v44 is working on a Low Light mode and gets closer to launching its improved Data Saving mode [APK Teardown]

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Now that we're deep into the holiday season, plenty of people will be talking with their families, even if they can't necessarily travel long distances to reunite in person. Video calls will be skyrocketing for the next few weeks, and for many people, that will be happening with Google Duo. The latest update to v44 is now out, and while it doesn't appear to bring any new features immediately upon installation, there are a few things spotted in a teardown that will be pretty useful when they do come to life.

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Google Duo v44 is working on a Low Light mode and gets closer to launching its improved Data Saving mode [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo seems to now work on all Chromebooks

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Google's Duo video chat app was initially only available for phones, since it was tied to a person's phone number (much like WhatsApp). The ability to link a Duo number with a Google account arrived earlier this year, which enabled Duo to work on multiple devices — including tablets. For unknown reasons, Google only allowed a certain number of Chromebooks to install Duo from the Play Store, but now that limitation seems to have been removed.

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Google Duo seems to now work on all Chromebooks was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Duo v43 drops some colors, prepares sharing videos during calls, data saving mode, and an email blocklist [APK Teardown]

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Google Duo is getting an update today, and you'll actually see some changes if you install it, even though it's really just to remove colors from the Settings screen. However, a teardown shows there's actually a lot more coming in the future, including the ability to block email, a data saver mode, and maybe even the ability to show previously recorded videos to other people while you're on a call.

What's New

Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)

  • Colors begone!
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Google Duo v43 drops some colors, prepares sharing videos during calls, data saving mode, and an email blocklist [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now in India, with cash rewards] Google Duo invite rewards scheme goes live in the Philippines

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

In the last couple of versions of Google Duo, Cody has found evidence of rewards for inviting friends to install the app (v37 and v38). The scheme now appears to have gone live for users in the Philippines, potentially ahead of being launched in other regions.

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[Update: Now in India, with cash rewards] Google Duo invite rewards scheme goes live in the Philippines was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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