Google Duo is undoubtedly a very important app to Google. We’ve learned from history that Google has never really been good at getting people to use their socially-oriented apps such as Google+ and Allo messenger. However, Google Duo did not suffer the same fate as the other Google applications. Instead, Duo has went on to become one of the most popular video calling apps available on Android and iOS.
Google announced last year in December that they would be ending support for the Allo messenger in March of 2019, and it seems likely that they would be sticking to that timeline. This comes as unfortunate news for Allo users, especially because Allo and Duo made an excellent combo. With Allo’s end coming soon, Google released an exciting new feature for Duo and Google Home users.
Google Home Duo Calling Support
— Gabirobinha (@gblandro) February 28, 2019
More users spotted the feature and tweeted about it. This was quite odd since Google has not announced the feature yet. The users who spotted it were going about their business and setting up their new Google Home mini until the Google Home app alerted them that they could use their existing Duo account could be used to make audio calls on the Google Home mini.
Twitter user @D_Slawotsky confirmed that the feature was indeed working on his Google Home. We can confirm that the feature is working on the Google Home, Google Home mini, and the Google Home Hub. Making a call is as simple as just stating “make an audio call to [device/person] on Duo” and it should initiate the call on your Google Home.