The icon of the white video camera with a blue background that Google Duo released in 2016, like its name, has its days numbered. From today the Google Duo name and icon will be replaced with the Google Meet name and icon.
Google Duo becomes the new Google Meet
Just like the app Google Duo began to notify its users during these last weeks, the change of name and icon will begin to reach users during the next few days. The transition is expected to be completed in September, where Google Duo will either be for all Google Meet users with their four color camera icon.
During this merger or transition Google informs users that during this long process they can continue to use meet (original) to join and schedule meetings, but recommends using the updated Google Meet app now to have combined video calling and meeting capabilities in one place.
If you have the Google Duo and Google Meet applications installed on your devices, there will be a period of time in which you will have two Google Meet apps installed. For differences both applications Google has made a minor name and icon change to the original Google Meet app.
Google has changed the icon of the original google meetwhich will now appear under the Meet (original) name and its green tones iconwhile Google Duo will be renamed simply Meet and with the four characteristic colors of Google.
By the end of the year, when Google has completed the merger process, Google Meet (original) will no longer be available and will force users to install the new Google Meet (formerly Google Duo).
Via | 9to5Google