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Google starts rolling out new design with ‘New Call’ button more widely

Internet search giant Google’s dedicated video calling app — Google Duo — was undergoing a redesign and now the new layout has been widely rolled out. The new design of the app gets rid of the live preview and brings in a more conventional home screen. The new layout includes a “New Call” button instead of the old buttons.
This was first announced by the company via a support forum post on the Google Duo Help webpage, where it was called one of the highly requested additions to the video calling app.
In the post, Google had said that users will be able to access features that it will remove from the home screen. In order to send a message to a contact, Google Duo will have to tap on the contact and then click on the Message button.
In case they want to send a message to more than one person at a time, they will have to create a Group first. To create a new group, tap on the New call button and then click on the Create group link.
Last month, Google had also updated its other video calling platform, Google Meet with new filters to make it more interactive for users. The company rolled out filters including cats, astronauts, jellyfish and more to Meet calls.
Just last week, Google even launched a standalone web app for Google Meet. The newly launched Google Meet app is Progressive Web App (PWA) and is different from a standard app as it operates in a web browser. Such apps are said to deliver faster web experience. Any device running on Windows, MacOS, Chrome OS, and Linux will be able to support Google Meet PWA. Also, with the latest Chrome OS update, Google Meet app will come pre-installed on all Chromebooks. The move seems to be aimed at students using Chromebooks for online classes and learning. As users of Chromebook will not have to install the video conferencing app and will get Google Meet.



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