Google makes video call easier on Android phone, brings Duo, ViLTE video call integration to phone, contacts, and messages apps

13 October 2017, 09:58 AM
Google makes video call easier on Android phone.
Google makes video call easier on Android phone.

Since the inception of the Google, it has always been trying to simplify the complex features of Google to make it user-friendly. Once again Google has come up with new features which will amaze the user and make it easy for users.

Google has integrated with Google duo in a bid to simplify the video call for Android users. This new feature will enable Android users to start a video call directly from within the Google Phone, Contacts, and stock Messages app.

Not only this, Google has also promised that by later this year it will add the ability to upgrade to an ongoing voice call to video with just a tap.

The initial video calling integration has started with Google-supported devices, namely, the original Pixel, Android One, and Nexus devices. "We're working with our carrier and device partners to bring this experience to more Android devices over time," said Jan Jedrzejowicz, Product Manager, Phone app at Google in an announcement blog. We're already seeing the integration on the Phone and Contacts app of the Nexus 6P, however, not within the Android Messages app yet.

If both the parties are using a carrier that supports the feature then users will be directed to ViLTE video calls. After installing the app, the user can make a video call to anyone.

But to avail this new feature, Google has explicitly said that users have to download the latest version of the Phone (v13.0), Contacts (v2.1), and Android Messages (v2.6) app.

However the users who are running the phone on Android 7.0 Nougat, they can use the latest features of Google. Google notes the integration is only applicable for those manufacturers that have made video calling available to users.

Below are the steps to access the Google latest faeture of Video call Users who are using the Phone app, first search for a contact or pick a conatct from the call history and place the video call, through Contacts app, open a contact's info card and place the video call, and Messages app users can place video call right from the conversation tab.

First Published: Friday, October 13, 2017 09:11 AM
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