Have you been making video calls with Skype, FaceTime or any other popular app on your smartphone? There’s a new video call app for your smartphone. This time, from Google.
The tech giant has released its latest video calling app it calls “Duo”. Google Duo allows you to make free 1-to-1 video calls with people that matter most to you. Duo is Google’s answer to Microsoft’s Skype and FaceTime from Apple.
Anything new? Yeah! Google Duo comes with a feature called Knock Knock. Knock Know allows you to see a live video of anyone calling you before you can decide to answer giving you an idea of what they are up to and why they want to chat with you.
It wants to make video calls feel more like an invitation rather than an interruption.
Google says all video calls made with Duo will be secured with end-to-end encryption that ensures that your phone is secured when using it.
You also do not need to have a Google account to use Duo. All you need is your phone number. Duo will ask for your phone number and access to your phone’s contacts list, but you won’t have to sign up for anything.
Google Duo is available for the Android and iPhones.
Depending on where you are, you may be able to download and use Google Duo from the Google Play Store or iOS App Store. Until that, Google says the services will be made availablGoe to the whole world in the coming days.