Today Google released its 1-2-1 video calling app – Duo. The app developed for Android and iOS offers cross compatibility, unlike FaceTime that can be used only on iOS devices.
Google have kept Duo interface clean and simple without complicating it. Duo uses your phone number, so no additional account is required to use it. One can conduct video calls with just a single tap.
Google says that they have created 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.
Duo features ‘Knock Knock’ that lets you see live video of the caller before you answer. All Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted. Google has not rolled out Duo to all countries, it will be available in phases. As of now you can pre-register yourself to get notified when Duo will be available in your country.