Google's Duo voice chat app is about to become Android's FaceTime

In an unprecedented way, it has upgraded the voice calling, thereby adding new wings to the android apps.

The list of supported devices includes Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL and the new Pixel 2.

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The initial video calling integration has started with Google-supported devices, namely, the original Pixel, Android One, and Nexus devices. The new Duo video calling feature will now be coming to more Android apps, but only for selected devices. If one has a contact that has Duo installed and associated with a phone number, the icon to call them over video would appear in both call history and search. As stated in the aforementioned areas, tap Video call option. Finally, the Android messages app will let someone initiate a chat directly from a conversation.

As with all new features rolling out to Android, when you get them depends on the handset being used. There is a little setup along with the installation of the Duo video calling app.

If you're pretty excited about Google's upcoming new smartphones, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL but you haven't made up your mind if you want to get one (or two), now is your chance to see them for yourself and play around with the devices in person. If one had to guess, it would probably be a safe bet that you can expect to find a Google Pixel 2 on hand at a Verizon store beginning today and well into the future. The tech giant says it is working with carriers to bring the integration to other Android devices, but it never indicated when this might happen.

Vanessa Coleman

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