Google Duo is a new one to one video calling app by Google. It is fast and reliable. It is called one to one video calling app because with Google Duo you can only talk to a single person at a time. Group video call is not supported. This app lets you reach out to people all over the world through the help of a phone number either from your phone or web. So before you use google duo learn how to set up Google Duo.
How to signup for Google Duo?
How to signup on Google Duo from a smartphone?
Download or install a Google Duo app from the Play Store. After you click open, you will see the Terms And Conditions’ from Google for the Duo app. For the phones running Android Version higher than 6.0, you will be required to allow the permissions asked by Duo. It can send you the notification and access to our microphone and camera.
Then you have to add your phone number in order to connect to the app. On Selecting to ‘Next’ you will be taken to a verification box. Until then you would already get a message with a verification code. Add the verification code and then you are now ready to use Duo. But if you don’t get a verification code through SMS then there is an option to receive automated voice calls with the code. (Sometimes the app itself can read the text with the verification code otherwise you have to add it manually).
How to signup on Google Duo from Web?
Since we might have only heard about the use of Google Duo on smartphones but the web version is also available. So, in order to expand the video calling service, Google did chose this step. All you have to do is type duo.google.com At the top right corner you will see try duo for the web. Then you can directly go to a page to verify your number. Enter your number and you will get a verification code on your smartphone. And then the process is the same as for the smartphone.
How to use Google Duo?
After you install Google Duo, in order to call your friend you both should have access to the app. On opening the app, you will see the Video call button screen.
Tap on the video call button for the video call. The quick button is available for the frequent contact lists that may appear below the video call button. Select the person you would like to call from your contacts or enter the number. The added number should include the country code
What is knock- knock?
Knock-knock is the feature on the Google Duo where the other person can see the live video of you while the device rings if they have you as a contact. But you won’t see the other person until they answer. You can disable this feature in order to not to get embarrassed. For that go to the ‘settings’ and disable the knock-knock.
Why Google Duo?
Reliable and fast: Google Duo is the reliable and fast source of the video calling app because the app itself lowers the connection to 1 Mbps when you are connected through data. The video quality gets adjusts to the changing network conditions. It degrades the video quality in order to preserve the state of the connection. When you want the Duo to consume the less data usage then, on the settings you can go and turn off the ‘Limit the data usage’ option.
Safe and secure: One of the best features of Google Duo is ‘End-to-end subscription’. Google Duo has the full security of calls. All calls are secure which can be seen only by you and the one you are talking to. The knock-knock feature allows you to see who is calling you before you pick up. It is safe and secure. If you want to use Google Duo with the security you can choose for a Duo Mobile. It is a two-factor authentication app that provides you with more security by creating and using login passcodes.
Voice call: With the newest update Google Duo has made access to voice calling too. So the users of the Google Duo can enjoy voice calls with their contacts.
Video message: when you call your friend but he misses your call. At that time if you can directly send him/her a video message. If you want to deliver an urgent message immediately then you can record up to 30 seconds long message. For that, you can select the contact you want to send a video message to and the record button. Similarly to play the video message you’ve received, you can simply tap on their icon. After you finish watch watching their video, you can tap on the ‘Call now’ button to call the person right back. Video messages get deleted within 24 hrs but you can always save it locally to your phone.
No need to Connect with Google Account: If you do not prefer to connect it to your google account then it is okay because Google Duo can run without google account too. You can connect Google Duo with your Google account just by opening to a Duo app. Go to the menu and select ‘settings’. On the ‘settings’ select Google Account. Tap on the Add Account or just tap on the Google Account you want to add.
Google Duo is widely used especially in today’s generation where people prefer easy and fast video calling services. The stable connection during a video call is the main reason for the use of Google Duo. So due to the convenient and easy access, even the smartphone companies have started including Google Duo.