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Oct 13 2017 by Joanne Wise
Video calling brings you face to face with your family and friends, whether you're in the same city or thousands of miles away.
Google wants you to make video calling one of the easiest things you can do on your phone.
Google's Pixel 2 phones ship with a handful lot of new features, one of which is the new and updated Pixel 2 launcher with Google Search bar at the bottom of screen. Later this year is will also allow users to tap a button to switch to a video call during a current voice call.
With the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google also introduced a revamped version of the eponymous Pixel Launcher, with fresh bouncy animations and expanded dock functionality in tow.
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Assistant is a little bit fragmented (if you hadn't noticed) with Google Home, Phones, Android Wear, TV and even Auto all having different amounts of integration.
To make video calls from these apps, the phone manufacturer needs to enable video calling. However, this would depend on if you and the person you are video calling are on a carrier that supports ViLTE video calling.
For those who are left out, they'll just to have download Google Duo and conduct video calls directly from the app. If not, Google Duo will connect your video call to anyone with the app installed. More Android devices will be added pretty soon as Google said it's still working with carrier and device partners to expand the experience. You can now make video calls within the Duo app.