A couple of days ago, Google launched Duo, the company’s answer to apps and services such as Apple’s FaceTime. It basically allows users to make video calls from their smartphones. However unlike FaceTime, it only does video meaning that if you wanted to make an audio-only call, you can’t.
The good news is that if you love Duo and would like to use it more often, you might be pleased to learn that audio-only calls will soon be making its way to the app. This is according to a Google+ post by the company’s product lead for communication Amit Fulay (via GSMArena), in which he responded to a question asking about audio-only calls by saying that it would be “coming soon”.
Duo is one of two new apps that the company announced during Google I/O several months ago. According to Google, what makes Duo different and potentially better than regular video calling apps is that it is faster and more straightforward. There are also unique features such as the ability to preview a live video of the person calling you before you pick up.
The addition of audio-only calls would be a nice touch and something we would not mind. No word on when exactly this will be happening, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled.