These days internet data relatively comes at a cheaper price and many telecom operators and service providers are continuously introducing new and affordable plans for the users.
That being said, with cheap data rates, people are making the most out of video calling services today. 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.
While video calling has made communication much livelier, Google wants to make it even easier to start a video call from Android devices. The tech giant wants to make video calling an integrated part of a users' phone.
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.
"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. If not, Google Duo will connect your video call to anyone with the app. To use Duo, make sure you and the person you're calling have the app installed and activated," the company said in its blog post. "Later this year, we'll also add the ability to upgrade an ongoing voice call to video with just a tap."
Google has also stated that they are starting to roll out integrated video calling to first-generation Pixel, Android One, and Nexus devices, and has also confirmed that it will also be available on Pixel 2 phones. "We're working with our carrier and device partners to bring this experience to more Android devices over time," said Google.
Meanwhile, users will need to update their Phone, Contacts, Android Messages and especially the Google duo apps to the latest version to use the new feature.