This means consumers can now make video calls directly from the phone, messages, and contacts. The company will let Android users start a video call directly from within the Google Phone, Contacts, and stock Messages app. Google says it will add a function later that allows you to upgrade an ongoing voice call to video with a single tap.
Google's Wallpaper app launched with the Pixel a year ago is getting an update.
Google will start rolling out the integrated video calling feature to its Nexus, Android One and Pixel devices, including the recently-launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, before expanding to other handsets. Both you and the person you're calling will need to have Google Duo installed and both of you must have Android 7.0 or higher on your handset.
Google clears that users will have to run the latest versions of the Phone (v13.0), Contacts (v2.1), and Android Messages (v2.6) app to support the feature.
When the video call is made, it'll be routed through your carrier's ViLTE service (video over LTE). As the flagship devices from the creator of the platform we know and love, the new Google phones are highly anticipated products.
So, just how do you make a video call with the new integration?