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- Google is reportedly instructing customers to uninstall the previous Meet app in favor of the brand new Meet.
- The corporate renamed Duo to Meet final yr, so it’s now seemingly killing off the previous Meet app.
Google is not any stranger to killing services and products, and we’ve seen loads of casualties within the communication phase. This newest case might be probably the most complicated one but, although.
Based on Reuters journalist Munsif Vengattil on Twitter, Google is asking customers to uninstall the Meet app earlier than they’ll be a part of a gathering on Meet. Confused? We actually don’t blame you in any respect.
The unique Meet app was beforehand dubbed Google Hangouts Meet. Again in August 2022, nevertheless, Google determined to merge Meet and Duo, renaming Duo to Meet. The unique and new Meet apps thus co-existed till now. However Google is now calling on customers to put in the brand new Meet (previously often called Duo) whereas urging them to uninstall the unique Meet app (previously Hangouts Meet). Received it but?
The saga looks like the newest in an extended line of complicated messaging methods from Google through the years. However we are able to see the logic on this choice as Duo is pre-installed on many Android telephones, opening the door for the brand new Meet to achieve elevated adoption. Hopefully, Google doesn’t introduce a “new new Meet” in a yr or two.