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Google Duo - New Video calling app from Google - for iOS and Android
Google Duo - New Video calling app from Google - for iOS and Android

Google Duo - New Video calling app from Google - for iOS and Android

New video calling app from Google has been released. It does not require any additional configurations, it just works based on the phone number. Quality seems to be very good. Hope it gets integrated with Android ni the future so we could directly video call straight from contacts.

Duo is a one-to-one video calling app for everyone – designed to be simple, reliable and fun so you never miss a moment.

Features:

Simple interface
Pick a loved one and jump right in, with a simple interface that brings video to the forefront.

Knock Knock
See the caller before you pick up with Duo’s live preview feature.

High quality video
Experience faster and more reliable video calls whether you’re on Wi-Fi or on-the-go.

Cross-platform
Video call all your friends across Android and iOS with just one simple app.

41 Comments

Original Poster

Can someone move this to freebies please?

Banned

Not a deal

not a deal

looks well rated.. thanks! heated

talking to my friends is bad enough without having to look at them

philcribbs

talking to my friends is bad enough without having to look at them



​thinking about family. totally agree!!!

if you have a Pure Google Phone is Automatically Free....I'm a Nexus person...

Robjh

if you have a Pure Google Phone is Automatically Free....I'm a Nexus … if you have a Pure Google Phone is Automatically Free....I'm a Nexus person...


its automatically free for everyone, you numpty.

cold. not a deal. should be moved to misc.
no idea why they didn't build this into the hangouts app which already does vid calls. and the idea of being able to see the caller before picking up is so dumb. I don't want the person im calling to know ive got my moobs out.

K0YS

cold. not a deal. should be moved to misc.no idea why they didn't build … cold. not a deal. should be moved to misc.no idea why they didn't build this into the hangouts app which already does vid calls. and the idea of being able to see the caller before picking up is so dumb. I don't want the person im calling to know ive got my moobs out.



​Sun's out. Moobs out.

I know you need a phone number for verification ,
but after verification will it also work on WiFi Tablet,

if not what will work on WiFi and is not Facebook Skype, Line ,
I want to use it as a security camera and maybe a front dor "video doorbell"

thanks

How is it not a deal? It's an app for free. Seems like a good deal to me...

p9dyl

How is it not a deal? It's an app for free. Seems like a good deal to … How is it not a deal? It's an app for free. Seems like a good deal to me...



​Because it's always been free. There's no deal here. Otherwise the whole appstore would be on hukd

Google Allo will be out soon as well (for messaging) would be better if they were released as one app

I thought Hangouts did video calling?

so what's the difference between Hangouts and this?

Also, how is call qualify compared to facetime? What about data usage? Any real world experience.. would appreciate some details.

let the heat decide whats a deal or not. clearly people want this and was released today for the general public.

"You also allow Duo to periodically send your contacts to Google"

What exactly are they harvesting (name and numbers or everything in your Google contacts)?????
Edited by: "forcedv" 19th Aug 2016

As also mentioned here on Tuesday also:

Duo, Google's super-simple video chat app, arrives today

a.msn.com/r/2…-GB

I've been following this on and off over the last few Months too.

Looks very promising ..... :-)

deadmancool

let the heat decide whats a deal or not. clearly people want this and was … let the heat decide whats a deal or not. clearly people want this and was released today for the general public.



Was spotlighted on Tuesday here:

Duo, Google's super-simple video chat app, arrives today

a.msn.com/r/2…-GB

forcedv

"You also allow Duo to periodically send your contacts to Google"What … "You also allow Duo to periodically send your contacts to Google"What exactly are they harvesting (name and numbers or everything in your Google contacts)?????



Ask me another?. :-(

Does anyone have the iOS link for this too please?. :-)

kippy

so what's the difference between Hangouts and this?



You decide:

Google to move Hangouts On Air to YouTube Live

a.msn.com/r/2…-GB

Duo, Google's super-simple video chat app, arrives today

a.msn.com/r/2…-GB

jamhole

not a deal


You'd know of course...

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8872/29062517266_c66c319f7a_z.jpg

Deal or No deal ???

aramaj36

Not a deal



jamhole

not a deal


Used it today. My dad had a poor connection so hangouts had no video and voice was choppy. Duo had video (although was pixelated maybe 10% of the time) and audio with no drops. I only used Hangouts for video so have already uninstalled it.

K0YS

cold. not a deal. should be moved to misc.no idea why they didn't build … cold. not a deal. should be moved to misc.no idea why they didn't build this into the hangouts app which already does vid calls. and the idea of being able to see the caller before picking up is so dumb. I don't want the person im calling to know ive got my moobs out.



That feature is called 'Knock Knock', you can easily turn it off in the settings.

redondo

I know you need a phone number for verification , but after verification … I know you need a phone number for verification , but after verification will it also work on WiFi Tablet, if not what will work on WiFi and is not Facebook Skype, Line , I want to use it as a security camera and maybe a front dor "video doorbell"thanks



Try We Chat then?, that's free video too, via either Telephone Number, OR We Chat I.D. :-)

I would have suggested Tango to you, but that's mainly via Telephone Number only ...

r2mahara

Also, how is call qualify compared to facetime? What about data usage? … Also, how is call qualify compared to facetime? What about data usage? Any real world experience.. would appreciate some details.



Facetime is Apple priority Software/Hardware right?.

Whereas this Google Duo App is not!.

Google Duo - The simple video calling app.

duo.google.com/

Being a form of 'Cross-Platform' App, it's therefore not restricted to just 1 priority Product/Hardware or whatever?, and in so doing, it therefore makes it a little bit more accessible to everyone. :-)

bangytupper

​Sun's out. Moobs out.



​did you say Numpty......

yes you are .....

bye bye...

sorry wrong person....

Robjh

sorry wrong person....



​ (_;) Phone and web difficulties

forcedv

"You also allow Duo to periodically send your contacts to Google"What … "You also allow Duo to periodically send your contacts to Google"What exactly are they harvesting (name and numbers or everything in your Google contacts)?????



So the app knows which of your contacts are able to use it.

Anyone verification sms working in UK?

sslesar

Anyone verification sms working in UK?



Yep - working fine for me.

sslesar

Anyone verification sms working in UK?


Didnt work for me, had to use the "Call me" function instead

r2mahara

Yep - working fine for me.


how you did that? just enter a correct number with start 7*******?
Google Duo saying: Unable to send the request. Please check the connection and try again. My mobile network is working fine and Wi-Fi as well. I really don't understand why not working?

kippy

so what's the difference between Hangouts and this?



Possibly, no fancy hats and overlays

bermudaviper

So the app knows which of your contacts are able to use it.



It can do that simply by me allowing access to contacts. Question is, WHY does it SEND your contacts to Google?
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