Google adds live-sharing to Duo

Anne Freer | February 11, 2022

App Business

Google has launched a live sharing video feature for its Google Duo service, copying Apple’s SharePlay functionality. 

However, the feature is only available across select Google and Samsung apps for now. 

As part of its Galaxy Unpacked event the company announced other updates for its apps including Duo and YouTube. 

Duo is a way to connect with friends and family more easily and brainstorm and share ideas through Jamboard, Samsung Notes and Gallery. 

Live sharing is still somewhat limited in Google compared to Apple’s SharePlay which works with many more apps. 

It’s not entirely clear if the feature will be made available to other apps over the next few months. 

As part of the launch, the company now lets people view a preview of a YouTube video shared on Messages. Users can then decide if they want to tap on a video and play it directly from the live chat. 

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