Google has rolled out new tools to make its video conferencing platform more fun.
The days of the Google Duo video calling app seem increasingly numbered. Google gives the impression that the absorption process in its other video conferencing service, Google Meet, is well underway. Formerly reserved for professionals and became free in April 2020 to compete with Zoom and Microsoft Teams, Google Meet has just drawn on the features of Google Duo, in order to attract more the general public.
The service now offers on Android and iOS video filters, effects and augmented reality masks reminiscent of those already available in the Google Duo messaging app. Goal: to make the platform more entertaining and fun.
This new feature is reserved for people with a personal Gmail account and not for business users. It is accessible via the effects icon in the lower right corner during video calls, as can be seen in the demo video posted by Google on its Twitter account.