Several months ago during Google I/O, Google took the wraps off an app called Duo. This is a video calling app which we guess you could say is Google’s take on FaceTime. The idea is that the app is straightforward and simple to use, so if all you’re after is a quick and easy way to video call someone, Google has officially launched the app for iOS and Android.
According to Google, “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.”
Google is also boasting at how they have designed Duo to be fast and reliable. This means that if issues like lag or failed connections are an issue you face with your current video calling apps, hopefully Duo can address that. The company claims that this is thanks to the technology behind the app that lets it adapt to the changing network conditions, meaning that depending on your connection, the app will adjust itself accordingly to ensure that the conversation remains smooth.
There is also the Knock Knock feature that gives you a live video of the person calling you, and the app is encrypted end-to-end for all calls, so your privacy and security are taken care of. If you’d like to get your hands on the app, hit up the iTunes App Store or Google Play for the download.