Just in time for the holidays, Google was forced to update the Duo app. They replaced a new logo with the old one only to make it disappear shortly after because confusion reigns.
In a move that was surprisingly warmly received by the public, Google brought back the iconic Duo icon to make it easier for people to launch the Duo app from the launcher. The company has multiple ways to opt-in and launch the video calling solution with this upgrade, although it can mainly be attributed to the size of its user base.
Four months after release, version 177.0.482666072 is rolling out to remove the blue Duo icon from your homescreen. Another change is needing to scroll down much further to get to Meet. Earlier, the app would be displayed on the first page of the launcher, which fit with communication apps like this one.
It sounds like Google is currently rolling out the update, but it is not yet widely available.
Today, Duo.com is finally using Google’s branding for the page and includes a “Meet has been updated” notice in the top-left corner. The company also reminds us that “all your video calling features are still alive,” and the option to create meetings will be available via link.
When you enter the URL, you’ll be redirected to https://meet.google.com/calling/.