Duo is a new video-calling app by Google with many features
Google at its i/o 2016 event disclosed many new features and apps that are coming to Android 7.0 (Nougat) which is the succeeding version of their operating system. Among these California-based company launched two new messenger apps known as Allo and duo.
While ‘Allo’ has been out for a while now which is messaging service with lots features like WisperShout etc. Google has launched ‘Duo’ a video-calling app with a smooth and easy-to-use interface.
In a blog post, posted –
Today, we’re releasing Google Duo — a simple one-to-one video calling app available for Android and iOS. Duo takes the complexity out of video calling so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are.
The distinctive feature of Duo is that it directly shows a live feed from the caller’s video camera, so you know exactly who is calling before you decide whether or not to answer the calls. It scans the phone numbers from contacts list on your phone to connect and video call to another person’s phone.
Duo guarantees to be a quick one-to-one video calling app with connections of every kind between android and iOS users. Duo features a replacement kind of feature known as “knock knock” that lets recipients stream the caller’s feed even before answering the video call. Google claims that the app adjusts the quality to keep the video call seamless with end-to-end encryption on both sides.
The other drawback while using duo is that the convincing part to your colleagues. It’s not really easy convincing folks to move to a brand new app, and particularly just for video calling. For families that use FaceTime or Skype to connect, only a few would possibly see the need to change, just because there’s nothing wrong with the app they’re using right now. Unless they give up their iPhone and move to android because unlike FaceTime, Duo is multi-platform but there are other apps like Skype being one among the best competitors in video-calling apps which you can use on any platform.
You can download app from Google Play Store.
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