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Kelley Robertson
October 14, 2017

In Contacts, you will notice a Duo video call icon has also appeared, while in Android Messages app, you can start a call straight from your chat. The feature was earlier spotted online and now Google has made the announcement official.

One of the more exciting announcements during Google's launch of their new Pixel smartphones was the announcement of the Pixel Buds and their live translation feature.

This means consumers can now make video calls directly from the phone, messages, and contacts. This feature is headed to the first-generation Pixel, Android One, and Nexus devices. Though of course, the app is pre-installed in several Android phones. Google says that it is working with its carrier and hardware partners to bring this experience to more devices over time as well.

However, that's never really been the case with Android, with Google's Hangouts and Duo apps failing to offer the same levels of integration.

If both the caller and the recipient are on a carrier that supports ViLTE video calling, the calls will be routed through the carrier's ViLTE service. ViLTE stands for video over LTE and is an extension of VoLTE.

The video call option will show in the Call History or Search if your phone app is version 13.0 and up. Of course, such high quality might not possible on regular Duo calls. The Geometric Shapes one is available on all Android devices. Link to download Play Store version 8.3.42 APK has been shared at the end of this post.

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