Thursday, 23 March 2017

Google updates Duo, Allo and Photos app; Duo gets voice calling, Allo gets file sharing

Google is updating three of its popular apps ― Duo video calling app, Allo messaging app and Photos apps, adding new features.

First up, Google's Duo, which previously offered only video calling, now gets audio-only calling capabilities to help users communicate when on poor-quality network connection. The feature will roll out starting today in Brazil, and will get a wider-release in the coming days.

Next, Google's Allo is getting a feature to permit file sharing. Users can now share documents and other files like .pdf, .docs, .apk, .zip and .mp3 in a conversation. To send a file, you've to tap on the '+' icon in the chat box, then select the paperclip icon and select the file, you want to share. Additionally, Allo also gets new Smart Smiley features in Portuguese, apart from English for users in Brazil.

Google Photos for Android and iOS is also getting a feature that will make it easier for users to share and backup photos on low connectivity. 

With the updated Photos app, your photos will back up automatically in a lightweight preview quality, that's fast on 2G connectivity. When the WiFi connection is good, the backed up photos will be replaced by high-quality versions.  In addition users can also share the photos faster on low connectivity by first sending photo in low-resolution, and the photos will later be updated to higher resolution, when the connectivity is good.


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