Google Duo gets Snapchat-esque features

There are a lot of different apps out there that are copying off Snapchat’s disappearing photo and videos feature. Now, it looks like Google Duo is the latest to join in on the disappearing photo shenanigans.

Duo has first and foremost been a video calling app, a la Skype or FaceTime. But now, users will be able to send each other disappearing photos and videos. They do last much longer than Snapchat though, disappearing after 24 hours. It’s almost like Snapchat or Instagram Stories in that way, but not really.

Honestly, we’re not sure what the purpose of this is, nor how this is going to make Duo look more attractive to consumers. It’s really what we’ve come to expect from Google — confusing messages and features that don’t always make sense.

Either way, you can start using this new feature so long as you’re on Duo version 56.

source: 9to5Google

Photo of author

Brad Coleta

Brad Coleta is a passionate reporter for The Droid Guy, covering all aspects of mobile, gaming, software, apps, and services. He graduated from the University of Rochester in New York with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. When he's not reporting, he's a huge fan of the New York Giants and Yankees. But what might surprise you is that he also enjoys reading Manga during his down time. Brad is a dedicated reporter, always looking to tell the stories of the tech world. Contact me at Email or LinkedIn

Posts you might like