Google Duo gone, but it’s icon returns on Android to help users who search for ‘Duo’

Meet & Duo

After rebranding its Duo video chat app as Meet, tech giant Google has brought back the original Duo icon and name as a separate shortcut that appears in the app launcher

Meet Submerged Version

Google, earlier this year had announced to merge its two video calling services into one and selected “Meet” as the surviving brand, reports 9To5Google.

New update of Duo

The Google Duo app is the only one that is still being used in terms of implementation and is being upgraded with a new home screen and features from both services.

Users of Duo & Meet

Duo has a significantly more than 5 billion installations as against more than 500 million of Meet which explains this, the report said.

Duo blue icon replaced with New Update

At the start of August, an update started rolling out that replaced the blue Duo icon and introduced the four-colored Meet version

Duo disappears from the launcher

After updating and opening the app, Duo disappears from the launcher.

Duo Icon return Back

The giant said it intentionally brought back the Duo icon with this update on Android. It is meant to help people that search/type “Duo” to launch the application

Duo Icon back for end user on their requirements

The company said it is working to make the upgrade easier for end users.

Recently, the company also announced new features like scheduling and joining meetings, virtual backgrounds,

Recently, the company also announced new features like  in-meeting chat and more, in addition to your current video calling features after merging Duo and Meet.