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Samsung Galaxy S21 series officially supports Google Duo auto-framing

Samsung Galaxy S21 series officially supports Google Duo auto-framing

Google's Pixel Drops have introduced a bunch of interesting features for Pixel smartphones, including car crash detection and automatic call screening. Another such feature is auto-framing on Google Duo, which had been (at least according to Google) exclusive to the Pixel 4. Now that's getting a little company, as Google confirms the recently-unveiled Samsung Galaxy S21 series can also pull off the same trick.

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Signal messaging now supports encrypted group video calls

Signal messaging now supports encrypted group video calls

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the lockdowns associated with it, have caused a surge in demand for videoconferencing tools. Zoom seems to be the leader in this space, but with the privacy issues that service has gone through, there's still demand for secure alternatives. Signal, the encrypted messaging platform, announced today that it now supports group calls on mobile.

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Google Duo's captions for audio and video messages are rolling out

Google Duo's captions for audio and video messages are rolling out

We aren't at the point yet where every Android phone is able to transcribe voice calls in real time, but what Google is doing with its video chat service Duo is a good first step: the app is now enabling captions for recorded voice and video messages.

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Google Duo revives screen sharing after killing it two years ago

Google Duo revives screen sharing after killing it two years ago

Google Duo might be on the way out in the long-term, but right now, the developers keep adding feature after feature, with new stickers always flying in and Android TV support in the works. But one capability went MIA shortly after its initial release back in 2018: Screen sharing. After two years of absence, Google has re-announced it on Twitter, though it has yet to roll out to anyone using the service.

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Google Duo has new rainbow-filled AR filters to celebrate LGBTQ pride

Google Duo has new rainbow-filled AR filters to celebrate LGBTQ pride

Pride Month is over, but the rainbow arcs over yonder. As such, Google is beginning to roll out some colorful new filters to its video calling app, Duo.

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Messenger Rooms video calls are now available on Facebook Portal screens

Messenger Rooms video calls are now available on Facebook Portal screens

Videoconferencing is all the rage right now and Facebook, like any other big industry name, naturally wants a bigger slice of the pie. In a bid to do that, the tech giant buckled down to make its Zoom-rival Messenger Rooms ubiquitous across its several social media platforms. Now, Facebook's much-maligned smart screens are also getting support for Rooms along with a bunch of accompanying features.

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Google Phone apps adds prominent Duo button in your contacts

Google Phone apps adds prominent Duo button in your contacts

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WhatsApp is rolling out Messenger Rooms integration in latest beta (APK Download)

WhatsApp is rolling out Messenger Rooms integration in latest beta (APK Download)

Demand for video conferencing tools has skyrocketed in recent months, and Facebook has played a relatively minor role in that space despite owning two leading messaging apps. Taking steps to mend that, the social media giant introduced Messenger Rooms last month for a more casual video chat experience with small groups. After expanding the service to a worldwide audience, Facebook is now rolling out its integration in WhatsApp, starting in the newest beta.

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Google Duo's new filters and effects let you become a purple cat

Google Duo's new filters and effects let you become a purple cat

Google has been working on implementing live filters and effects for Duo video calls over the course of the past couple of years. We've seen a few of them pop up for special holidays like Holi and Valentine's Day, but today, we finally have a bank of 13 standard fare filters and effects to embarrass ourselves with when chatting with our colleagues, friends, and loved ones.

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