Last year Google launched two new apps in the form of Allo and Duo. The former is Google’s new messenger platform that appears to be the consumer replacement of Hangouts, while Duo basically allows users to make video calls, and more recently thanks to an update, audio calls as well.
However both apps for the most part existed separate of each other and despite launching at the same time, don’t seem to have much to do with each other, at least until now. In a tweet by Amit Fulay, Google’s head of product for Allo and Duo, it seems that the apps are slowly starting to integrate with each other as Allo users can now start a Duo call right from within the app itself.
New version of Allo launching today ..you can now start a Duo call right from your chat. #GoogleAllo#GoogleDuo
This means that if you decided that you’d rather voice or video call the Allo user you’re talking to right now, you won’t have to swap to the Duo app to start the call, but rather you can start it within the Allo app itself which should save users some precious seconds. It almost feels like a no-brainer feature that should have been included from the start, but we guess better late than never.
The update to the app should already be live in the Google Play Store so head on over if you’d like to get your hands on the latest version.