Google Duo application is a simple 1-to-1 video calling app available for Android and iOS. You can make video calls to all your friends on smartphones with Google Duo , even if you don’t have the same kind of phone as they do. Unlike FaceTime which is only available on the iPhone and iPad, you can use Duo to call anyone using a smartphone, be it Android or iOS. You just need to make sure your contact has Duo installed.
Duo has an incredibly user-friendly and intuitive interface. Unlike most video calling apps out there, Google Duo app allows users to connect using their phone number without a separate username/account. You can also block individual people from calling you. When you block a person on Duo, the person won’t know it. When they call, they’ll just hear your line ring and ring continuously.
Not surprisingly, if you have a good Wi-Fi or data connection, the app works smoothly. If you can’t connect to a Wi-Fi network, Duo automatically lowers your connection to 1Mbps. If you have plenty of data on your mobile plan and don’t want to limit the quality, you can turn off Limit mobile data usage in Duo Settings.
Duo Knock Knock Feature Gives You Preview of Who Is Calling
Duo’s unique feature is Knock Knock. If you’re initiating video call to a contact using Duo, you’ll see a little notice that says your video is visible, which means the other person can see what you’re doing right at that moment in real time while the phone rings (if they have you as a contact).
Google’s rationale for this is that Knock Knock already gets you smiling before the call starts assuming you actually like/want to speak to the other person who is calling you. Else, you will just ignore the call.
Kindly note that you won’t be able to see the person you’re calling until they answer.
If Knock Knock really isn’t your thing, you can disable it altogether in Duo’s Settings.
What You Can Do with Duo Mobile App
Here are some things you can do with the app:
- Easy video calls with anyone in your contacts who use Duo: Call friends and family with high-quality audio and video. The quality will also adjust automatically if your connection is spotty.
- Cross-platform: Video call all your friends across all smartphones with just one simple app.
- Knock Knock: You can see a live video preview before answering the call when one of your contacts calls.
- End-to-end encryption: Your calls are secure and can only be seen by you and the person you’re talking with.
How To Download Google Duo App To Your Phone
You can download Duo app for Android from Google Play store
You can also download duo for iPhone or iPad from App store.
You can not download Duo for Blackberry because it is not available in the Blackberry App Store but you can download duo apk and try it on your Blackberry 10 smartphone.
Kindly note that you can download duo for Blackberry Priv because it is an Android smartphone.