Under the leadership of G Suite head Javier Soltero thedecision has taken of Google placing its consumer communication services — Duo, Messages, and Android’s Phone app . After the unified team was made public in May, Soltero announced to employees that it does not make any sense for Duo and Meet to coexist.
Due to covid there is rise of work from home and remote learning, Google has moved aggressively to make Meet a Zoom competitor. Like Duo, It is free for everyone to use and going after the same market.
Google’s will have one video calling service for both regular and enterprise customers. Internally, this is a merger of the two services that is codenamed “Duet” of "duo" and "meet".
The transition from google duo to meet will be at least 2 years.At the end, the Duo app slowly disappear and Meet pushed to users by google in its place.