Google Meet May Launch New Call Transfer Feature First

What you should know


  • The “Call transfer” feature, potentially specific to Google Meet, will allow users to move video calls between devices logged in with the same Google account.
  • Recent code analysis suggests the feature, previously referred to as “Call cast,” might support both video and audio call transfers, indicating separate functionalities.
  • References within Google Play services code hint at support for other video calling apps beyond Google Meet, possibly including Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
  • While there’s no confirmed release date, the development of these features underscores Google’s commitment to enhancing connectivity across Android devices.


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Oh, the buzz around Android’s new tricks has been getting louder, hasn’t it? Rumors have been swirling about the ability to group and share Wi-Fi passwords, hotspots, and, get this, moving video calls between devices. But wait, there’s a twist. It seems like this fancy video call transfer feature might be cozying up with just one app: Google Meet. They’re calling it “Call transfer,” or so the whispers go.

This nifty tool is supposed to let you link up devices under the same Google umbrella. Imagine seamlessly sharing services without breaking a sweat. Recently, the folks over at Android Authority did a little digging. They peeked into the code that’s supposed to power this magic. And guess what they found?

At first glance, you might think, “Hey, didn’t this feature have another name?” Well, you’re not wrong. A while back, a tipster with the handle @AssembleDebug stumbled upon something interesting. By playing around with some hidden flags in Google Play services (v24.06.12), they spotted references to “Call cast.” Not “Call transfer,” which is what we’re hearing about now in the latest version (v24-08-12).

But here’s where it gets a bit spicy. The latest scoop still mentions “Call cast.” So, now the rumor mill is churning out theories. Could these be two separate features? One for video and another for audio? The plot thickens.

Cross Device Services in Google Play Services
✓ Call Cast
✓ Wifi Sharing
✓ Hotspot Sharing

Might pop up in the next beta version of Play Services. A screen record from version 24.06.12 showed this, all lit up with flags. #Google #Android

— AssembleDebug (@AssembleDebug) February 9, 2024

Diving deeper into the latest code snippets, there’s a clear shoutout to Google Meet. And maybe a hint of a wink to other video calling apps like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Seems like Google Meet will be the star of the show, but it’s playing nice with others.

Switch between devices on video calls in apps like Google Meet. See video calls across your devices and switch between them.

While we’re all on the edge of our seats, there’s no official word on when this will roll out. But one thing’s for sure, Google’s on a mission to make our Android lives a bit more intertwined. The thought of transferring video calls, and perhaps even voice calls, between our gadgets? Now, that’s a game-changer for anyone juggling more than one device.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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