Google Assistant has grown by leaps and bounds over the course of 2018 with more skills and actions. Some of those have been in Android, some of those in Google Home, and expansion of both has been happening globally. Now another new feature is available for Assistant users on Android: The ability to make Google Duo video calls straight from it.
Now, instead of having to open up the Google Duo app on your phone, you can simply open up Google Assistant and say, “Hey Google, make a video call to…” the person you want to call. Once Assistant confirms the contact and number, you are dropped into Duo to have your call.