Google is now making video calling easier and faster on Android smartphones

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 13, 2017

Moreover, video calling today brings users face to face with their family and friends, whether they are in the same city or thousands of miles away.

Google has announced that it is adding the functionality to start a video call directly from a call or text messages on the phone, as well as from contacts and Android Messaging apps. Later this year is will also allow users to tap a button to switch to a video call during a current voice call.

The company wants to make video calling from Android device "an integrated part of your phone", which is getting a helping hand from its Duo app. If not, Google Duo will connect your video call to anyone with the app.

As Android Police reported recently, a preview of Google's Phone app v13, which is now out, brought the new Duo video call integration to the three communications app.

Google also said that only phones running Android 7.0 Nougat and above with the latest versions of Phone, Android Messages, and Contacts will be able to access video calling at their fingertips. Google is now in the midst of cooperating with operators and manufacturers to make video calling a reality on a wide range of Android devices over time.

"If you and the person you're video calling are on a carrier that supports ViLTE video calling, your video calls will be routed through the carrier's ViLTE service".

To make video calls from these apps, the phone manufacturer needs to enable video calling.

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