Google duo is an app that lets you make calls via video chat. It’s also super easy to use and amazingly comfortable. In order to use it, though, you’ll need to link the app up to an actual phone number. Otherwise, you won’t be able to video chat with anyone.
Google Duo’s interface is as minimalist as it is intuitive. On your device’s screen, you’ll be able to see the image that your camera is capturing both from your front and back camera with a simple button that lets you access hundreds of your contacts. And that’s it!
Whenever someone calls you using Google Duo, you’ll be able to see their image instantly, but they’ll only see you if you choose to answer their call. That way, you’ll always know exactly who’s calling you even before starting a video call.
Google Duo is Google’s attempt to provide a video call service that’s simple, fast and secure. And, that’s exactly what Google Duo offers users.
GOOGLE IM: WHAT EXACTLY IS THE DEAL WITH HANGOUTS, ALLO, AND DUO?
One of the few areas where Google can’t seem to get its ducks in a row is instant messaging. There currently appears to be an enormous mess among the trio of services Hangouts, Allo, and Duo, with users left wondering what role is being played by each. We’re going to try to shed some light on the subject by explaining the current situation of each app and what it does.
GOOGLE DUO IS HERE TO HANDLE ANDROID VIDEO CALLING
Google is in the midst of pivoting their strategy when it comes to offering communication tools. In an effort to this effect, they’re now offering users Duo, their new minimalist vidchat app that offers users the chance to use Facetime-like functions and is now ahead of the game when it comes to market peers like Whatsapp who are promising to roll out an imminent video calling feature. What’s most intriguing about this app is that it doesn’t need to be linked to a Google account, because in order to access you’ll need to type in your actual phone number. Tapping on people logged in your address book from your phone’s contacts app is the only way you’ll be able to start a call. The party receiving the call must also have Duo installed on their phone, of course.
Google Duo is the highest quality video calling app*. It’s simple, reliable, and works on smartphones and tablets.
Pick a loved one and jump right in, with a simple interface that makes video calling as easy as one tap.
The highest quality video calling app*
Experience more reliable video calls with excellent video quality whether you’re on Wi-Fi or on-the-go.
For Android and iOS devices
Duo works on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, so you can call all your close friends and family using just one app.
See who’s calling before you pick up with a live video preview.
Friend can’t answer your call? No problem. Leave them a video message for them to call you right back. With a video message, you can still capture everything about that moment you wanted to share.
Make voice-only calls to your friends when you can’t chat over video.
*Based on Signals Research Group technical study comparing video degradation time over 3G, LTE, and WiFi.
**Data charges may apply. Check your carrier for details.