If you’re familiar with Google’s Allo and Duo messaging services, you probably know they are pretty much separate entities. Allo is a messaging service that allows users to exchange messages, as well as share media and stickers, while Duo is simply a video calling app.
And despite Google launching the two services at the same time last year, there hasn’t been much integration between the two apps. Until now.
— Amit Fulay (@amitfulay) June 19, 2017
A new update for Allo brings a functionality lots of people have been waiting for – from now on users will be able to initiate a Duo video call from inside Allo. Note that both ends are required to have the two apps installed and activated in order to take advantage of this much-requested feature.
In the past few months, Google has been trying to make Allo a more attractive messaging app by adding features such as chat backup, document support, link previews, smart reply, AI-based selfie stickers and now the Duo integration.
A much requested feature: now you can now start a Duo video call right from your Allo chats! Already used it a bunch of times this weekend 😎 pic.twitter.com/MMpnxB3cdw
— Nick Fox (@RealNickFox) June 19, 2017
While the update is currently rolling out, it might take a few days before it hits everyone. So you might have to wait a bit before you’ll be able to see the new option becomes available in your Allo chat app.