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Google is Bringing Video Calling to Android

Google is Bringing Video Calling to Android

"You can now start a video call directly from where you call or text message your friends, through your Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps", product manager Jan Jedrzejowicz wrote in a blog post.

Unfortunately, Google doesn't typically release its Pixel launcher for other Android phones. Most importantly Google has integrated video calling into Android via the Google Duo. If one had to guess, it would probably be a safe bet that you can expect to find a Google Pixel 2 on hand at a Verizon store beginning today and well into the future.

Provided that you already have the duo configured on your device all you need to do is go to any of the three supported apps and place a video call.

Duo is pretty easy to get (Google Play), so that requirement should be easy enough for both you and whoever you're video calling. Google has further assured that it will be adding a new feature which allows users to switch from voice to video calls without disconnecting the app.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were announced at the beginning of the month and will launch next week.

Lastly, to try the integration using ViLTE, you and whoever you're video calling have to be on Verizon, a Google spokesperson confirmed with VentureBeat. But remember, that both you and the person you're trying to reach need to have the Duo app installed on your handset which should run Android 7.0 Nougat or above. Thankfully, Google's carrier partner Verizon is offering just that.

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