Google Duo is #5 in Top 11 Video Chats

Last updated: February 02, 2020
Google Duo is the new, simple video calling app that brings you face-to-face with all the people that matter most.

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#5 in Top 11 Video Chats

Alternatives


The best alternatives to Google Duo are: Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, Facetime, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, imo



Latest news about Google Duo


2020. Google Duo now lets you make group video calls on the web, just like Google Meet



Google's video chat app Google Duo got new features this week. Duo is the one that's mobile-friendly and resembles FaceTime more than Hangouts and Meet. The new features make more sense with that in mind. Google added something called "Family Mode" to Duo, in which you can draw silly little doodles on the video feed, presumably to amuse the little ones on the call. There are also AR effects you can use on one-on-one calls on Android and iOS, similar to those available on Facebook's video calls.




2018. Google Duo gets video- and voicemail


Google’s messaging app Duo now allows to leave voice and video messages when nobody picks up your call (or politely declines to talk to you). Duo users can leave up to 30-second messages and your contact will see them in the Duo app. After watching the video or listening to the message, your contact can call you right back, at which point you can decide if you want to pick up the call or just let it go to videomail, too. Google notes that all messages are end-to-end encrypted and that the update will start rolling out to Android and iOS users today, and that all users worldwide should see it within the next few days.


2017. Google adds audio calling to Duo and file sharing to Allo



Google announced the changes to its video calling app Duo and messaging app Allo. When Duo originally launched, it had an odd omission: You could use it for a video call, but not an audio-only call. Now, Google fixed this; the company says audio calls will work well even on slow connections and won't eat up much data. Google Allo is also getting an important feature: file sharing. The option was a highly requested one in some markets, and now all Android users can use the app to share .pdf, .docs, .apk, .zip, and .mp3 documents.