Gradually, Google is beginning to add some more features to its “Duo” app. The video-calling app which was launched last year, has not really enjoyed as much as feature update as Allo; another app launched by Google in 2016. According to folks at Android Police, Google Duo could soon be integrated with a phone call history tab.
The feature is still being tested, and according to Ryne Hager of Android Police, the app prompts a request to add your Duo calls to the system call history. The current prompt also requests if you would like to have the video-calling app manage and make phone calls.
I am not sure you would find the prompt on your phone just yet; it might just be something that is still being worked on and not ready to be pushed out—not even to a small group of beta testers. However, if you do find it on the current version of the app, you can leave us a comment, and tell us what you think about it.
Last week, Google added a new functionality to Allo that enables you to make Google Duo calls within the app. That means you can now make calls to your Duo contacts without exiting the Allo app.
In order to be able to use the new functionality within the app, you will need to have both Allo and Duo installed on your Android or iOS phone. The new feature was announced by Head of Product Google Allo, and Google Duo, Amit Fulay in a tweet.
It feels funny actually, a lot of us wonder why Google decided against merging these two app with. As a matter of fact, a lot of users were surprised that both apps with almost identical features were released within a couple of weeks. Nevertheless, adding a Duo calling functionality within Allo is a great idea, and will further make the latter more popular.
Earlier in the year, Truecaller app teamed up with Google in a big move that could see the caller-identifier app compete big time with WhatsApp in India. The company inked a deal with Google that would see the Truecaller app integrated with Google Duo and payment.
The Google partnership was one of several other deals announced by the Sweden-based company in March. The deal will see Google’s video calling app, launched in 2016, integrated with Truecaller. What this means is that users of the app will now have the additional ability to do other things besides using it to identify or stop annoying calls.
Peer-to-peer payment is getting very popular these days, and Truecaller just threw its hat into the ring. The company has partnered with ICICI Bank to enable peer-to-peer payments between Truecaller users. As expected, the bank will be responsible for providing the technological backbone. Called Truecaller Pay, the new payment service will be available to users in India, but is open to users of any bank in the country [India], the two companies announced, per