Google Duo, a simple video calling app announced at Google’s annual developer conference is now officially live.
Google says the app comes with “Knock Knock” feature that allows the user have a sense of what the caller is up to and why he/she wants to chat.
”The “knock knock” feature makes video calling more spontaneous and welcoming, helping the receiver connect with the caller even before picking up the call”, the search company says.
Google says its new one-on-one video calling app, is simple and will take the complexity out of video calling, so that users can be together in the moment wherever they are.
”The Google Duo app is simple from start to finish. To get started, all users need is their phone number and they will be able to reach people in their phone contacts list with, and with no separate account required, users can sign up in just a few steps. From there, users can instantly begin a video call with a single tap.
Duo App is built to be fast and reliable, so that video calls connect quickly and work well even on slower networks. Also, call quality adjusts to changing network conditions to keep users connected, and when bandwidth is limited, the app will gracefully reduce the resolution to keep the call going smoothly”, the company says.
For video calls on the go, Duo will switch between Wi-Fi and cellular data automatically without dropping users’ call. Users can start their call at home, and continue seamlessly even when they head out the door, Google explained, emphasizing that the Duo app is built with an emphasis on privacy and security, and all Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted.
Google says its Duo video calling app has began to roll out for Android and iOS, and will be live worldwide in the next few days.