The transition continues to be on, however this may assist confused customers within the meantime
The merger between Google Duo and Google Meet, whereas maybe a crucial step, has been very complicated thus far for everybody concerned. As soon as the merger is completed, the previous Meet app will probably be phased out, and what was once the Duo app will change into Meet. Google Meet branding lastly got here to the Duo app just a few weeks in the past. Apparently, although, the change is proving particularly exhausting to deal with for some Duo followers, as a result of Google has introduced again Duo’s previous icon — no less than for now.
Duo’s newest replace, confusingly, has introduced again the acquainted blue launcher icon. It coexists with the brand new, four-color Meet icon that was simply added, however tapping on both icon results in the identical app being opened. When you’d be forgiven for pondering the reversion was unintentional, it appears to be like like this was very a lot a calculated transfer. Google informed 9to5Google that it made the choice with the intention to assist individuals who maintain trying to find Duo, and might’t discover the app as a result of the title modified.
The massive rebrand continues to be taking place, and the addition of this icon appears to be a transitional factor whereas individuals get used to the change. In spite of everything, while you faucet the Duo icon, the brand new Google Meet expertise, full with the splash display screen that explains the transition intimately, nonetheless reveals up. Hopefully that implies that individuals searching for Duo will begin getting the message about what’s taking place to their beloved app. Likewise, the icon within the unique Meet app continues to be inexperienced, serving as a visible indicator that will probably be phased out down the street.
The Duo icon ought to lastly see its final demise in just a few weeks or months, as soon as everyone seems to be conscious of the brand new, merged expertise. For now, although, you may have two icons in your launcher for accessing the identical app.