Google Meet and Duo are merging as Google settles on a single video chat solution

What you need to know

  • Google has announced that it is merging its Meet and Duo video calling services.
  • Google Duo will soon gain all of Google Meet’s features including scheduling, captions, and more.
  • The Google Duo will still retain its features and be renamed “Google Meet” later this year.

There have been rumblings about Google merging its video calling services for some time now, and it looks like the move is now official. The giant search announced via its Workspace blog that it would soon merge Google Duo and Google Meet into a single video calling app.

It shall be called: Google Meet. That’s right, as the consumer and workplace-focused apps fought for dominance, the latter won out in the long run. However, it’s not all bad.

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