Google Duo 56 preps in-app name historical past, Low Light mode, sending a ‘Ping’ [APK Insight]

Earlier this month, version 55 of Google’s shopper video conferencing app revealed the power to set callback reminders. Google Duo 56 preps a name historical past characteristic on contact screens, the doable launch of Low Light mode, and sending a “Ping.”

About APK Insight: In this ‘APK Insight’ put up, we’ve decompiled the most recent model of an software that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these recordsdata (referred to as APKs, within the case of Android apps), we’re capable of see varied traces of code inside that trace at doable future options. Keep in thoughts that Google could or could not ever ship these options, and our interpretation of what they’re could also be imperfect. We’ll attempt to allow these which might be nearer to being completed, nonetheless, to indicate you ways they’ll look within the case that they do ship. With that in thoughts, learn on.

Call historical past

With Duo 55, we enabled a name historical past characteristic on the pre-call display. In addition to received video/audio messages, customers will see their previous calls with a contact in playing cards that embody length and dialog kind. This is an enormous enchancment to the dialer integration that displayed Duo occasions with common telephone calls.

Received photographs — a characteristic we’ve been monitoring for Duo for the past several releases — may even seem right here.



Video Message

Voice message

Low Light mode

Since version 44 final November, Duo has been engaged on a “Low Light mode.” We enabled the button throughout calls in Duo 55, with the most recent launch that includes tweaked user-facing strings that counsel a launch is coming quickly. When turned on, the app will robotically work to regulate “video in dark environments.” It could be disabled in settings.

Low Light mode ON

Automatically adjusts your video in darkish environments so others can see you higher. You can disable this in settings.

Google Duo 55 Low Light mode


Google Duo 56 reveals work on an upcoming potential to “ping” a contact to “Show you care.” Available “ping” choices embody a “heart,” “hug,” or “wave.”

Send a %s

Show you care with a u2764ufe0f

Sent %s

Recipients will get a notification of your small gesture, with the choice to answer within the alert. This contains sending one again or initiating a video name

%1$s despatched you a %2$s!


Video name

Send one again

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Google Duo 56 is rolling out now by way of the Play Store. Thanks to JEB Decompiler, which some APK Insight teardowns profit from.

Dylan Roussel contributed to this text

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