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Google rolls out Live Caption support to Duo

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Google Duo, the video calling app from the internet search giant, has got a new feature that shows captions for video and voice messages.
The feature was announced by Made by Google account on Twitter, where it said, “In a noisy place? No problem. Captions are now available on Google Duo, so you won’t miss a word of your video and voice messages.”
As per a report by Android Police, this feature will be available to both Android and iOS users of the Google Duo app.

This feature comes in the same week as a report by 9to5Google claimed that Google is planning to shut down its Duo app now that it has merged the Meet app with Gmail. The report, citing sources, claims that the Meet app will be revamped with some of the features of Google Duo like end-to-end encryption, phone contacting users for video, 3D effects etc.
As per the report, this likely move by Google is linked to the fact that the company has placed its consumer communication services in the hands of G Suite head Javier Soltero.
Back in July, Google Meet hit the 100 million download figure on Google Play Store, doubling its download count in less than 2 months. Back in May, the app had crossed the 50-million download mark.

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