Google Duo is a one-to-one video calling app for everyone – designed to be simple, reliable and fun so you never miss a moment. Alongside the upcoming messaging app Allo, it’s one of two communication apps Google announced earlier this year at its I/O conference, and one of four altogether from the company.
In a way, it’s Google’s answer to Apple’s FaceTime, and it makes one-to-one calling between Android phones, and from Android to iPhone, very simple. Though both parties have to download the app to begin chatting (unlike FaceTime, which is baked into the dialer of compatible iPhones), it’s still an intuitive app to use.
And while Android users will likely enjoy using Google Duo to video-call all their friends, iPhone owners won’t find it compelling enough to ring up fellow iPhone users. However, it may certainly become their go-to app when calling up a buddy who uses Android.
Google Duo Features:
Simple interface: Call any of your contacts with just one tap, with a simple interface that brings video to the forefront.
Knock Knock: See the caller before you pick up with Google Duo’s live preview feature.
High-quality video: Experience faster and more reliable video calls, whether you’re on Wi-Fi or on the go.
Cross-platform: Video call all your friends on smartphones with just one simple app.