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Google Duo, Google's recently launched, dead-simple video calling app, will get an option to make audio-only calls soon.
The news comes from Google's product lead for communication Amit Fulay spotted by Android Police , who confirmed it in a comment on his Google Plus page.
Fulay's announcement was as short as they come — "coming soon" is all he wrote — but it's an important addition to the app that's poised to largely replace Hangouts, which in turn will become an enterprise-oriented service.
To many users you can judge even by the comments on Fulay's post it seems too fine a granulation to have a separate app for video and audio calls, as the two are so similar in nature.
Furthermore, in poor connection areas, video calling might be too choppy, so simply making an audio-only call is a preferable option.