Google Releases 'Duo' One-to-One Video Calling App

Google Releases 'Duo' One-to-One Video Calling App

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Google has released 'Duo', a simple one-to-one video calling app that works on iOS and Android.

Duo is a one-to-one video calling app for everyone – designed to be simple, reliable and fun so you never miss a moment.

Google Releases 'Duo' One-to-One Video Calling App

Simple interface
Duo is simple from start to finish. To get started, all you need is your phone number and you’ll be able to reach people in your phone’s contacts list. No separate account is required, so you can sign up in just a few steps. From there, you can instantly begin a video call with a single tap.

Fast and reliable
We all know how it feels when a call fails to connect or when video gets choppy. We’ve built Duo to be fast and reliable, so that video calls connect quickly and work well even on slower networks. Call quality adjusts to changing network conditions to keep you connected — when bandwidth is limited, Duo will gracefully reduce the resolution to keep the call going smoothly. For video calls on the go, Duo will switch between Wi-Fi and cellular data automatically without dropping your call. You can start your call at home, and continue seamlessly even when you head out the door.

Human design
We designed Duo to feel warm and inviting, focused on just you and the person you’re calling. To make calls feel more like an invitation rather than an interruption, we created a feature in Duo called Knock Knock which lets you see live video of your caller before you answer, giving you a sense of what they’re up to and why they want to chat. Knock Knock makes video calling more spontaneous and welcoming, helping you connect with the person before you even pick up.

Finally, we built Duo with an emphasis on privacy and security, and all Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted.

You can download Google Duo from the App Store for free.


Google Releases 'Duo' One-to-One Video Calling AppGoogle Releases 'Duo' One-to-One Video Calling App

Steve Gates Jobs - August 17, 2016 at 2:56am
They have group video, it's called Hangouts
Chinky Chink - August 17, 2016 at 12:58am
...fee years later and they finally copied FaceTime! Good Job Spoogle!
AFB2K17 - August 17, 2016 at 8:30pm
...And 10 years after Skype came out, Apple copied them. Let's see, Apple's most current and "most advanced" mobile phone... still doesn't have fast charging still doesn't have OLED crappy screen resolution Apple maps nowhere near as good as Google Maps Siri, once the darling, now rates below OK Google, Cortana, and even Hound! Still can't integrate with other apps. And the list goes on and on.
Sami - August 17, 2016 at 12:08am
Group video or don't release anything. Thanks.