Live sharing comes to Google Meet along with other features
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(Pocket-lint) – Google is continuing to turn Meet into its all-in-one video calling app, bringing more features from the old Duo to its single meeting app.
The main new feature this time around is Live Sharing, a new feature that allows participants in a video call to take part in live activities on the spot, via Google Meet – a very seamless new option.
It could be watching videos together on YouTube, enriching a Spotify playlist or even play a game like Uno, according to Google’s blog post on the update.
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This is a fun little feature that could prove really useful for people who stick to regular family calls, for example.
Other more traditional features, like scheduling and joining meetings, also made an appearance in Duo (just before it shut down), as it completely transforms into Meet.
A new icon
While Google has been rolling out its updates for Duo and Meet over the past few weeks, it’s now starting to merge them more completely.
This means that if you have Duo on your phone, you’ll probably notice very soon that its icon and name will change to Meet – Google says this should happen this month on phones and tablets, with other devices to follow .
It’s a fairly gradual transition, but soon Duo will be completely gone.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.