Switching of Regular Voice Call to Duo Video now Live in Google’s Phone App

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Google is pushing for more users to get interested in its new video service. Now, the technology company allows Duo calls in a single tap.

Although the Google Duo integration with other apps in Android phones was announced last October, Google has just recently enabled the Duo button in the dialer app. If a user is on an ongoing phone call and wants to switch to a Duo video call, a single tap of the button is needed for it to quickly launch the Duo app along with the automatic activation of the caller’s camera. The recipient then can just choose to either decline or accept the video call.

If the user chooses not to accept the video call, it will just return to its original phone call. However, if the video call is accepted, it will be connected to the Duo and will leave two entries in the call log: one from the Duo and another from the normal phone call.

This move by Google gives users with another option than just the normal function of adding a call, turning on the speaker mode, or muting the conversation. 

Google is also vocal about the addition of its app. “We’re working with our carrier and device partners to bring this experience to more Android devices over time,” wrote Google in its blog post.