After showing off its one-to-one video calling app Duo at the Google I/O 2016 back in May, Google has released the app for Android and iOS devices. It relies on your phone number to get you started and can keep you in touch with anyone in your contacts list.
When bandwidth is limited, Duo will reduce the resolution to keep the call going smoothly. For video calls on the go, Duo will switch between Wi-Fi and cellular data automatically without dropping your call. Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted.
Google said that app will start rolling out today and will be live worldwide in the next few days.
Highlights of Google Duo
- 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.
Commenting on the launch of new Duo app, Amit Fulay, Group Product Manager, Google, said:
Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person. We have designed the interface to be simple, easy and welcoming. In places like India, it has been designed to adapt to the network connectivity conditions. We hope to make the experience of video calling more personal, inviting easy and smooth.