Friday, August 26, 2016

Google’s video calling app Duo crosses 5 million downloads with in a week

 Google has released its Duo video-calling app

The video-calling app Duo by Google is steadily moving forward to compete with the much more popular apps like Microsoft’s Skype and Apple’s FaceTime. After announcing Duo at I/O 2016 earlier this year, Google last week began rolling out the video calling app to users on Android and iOS platform. And within just one week of its release, the app has already crossed 5 million downloads on the Android devices.
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 Google Duo Download Link
Google’s Duo app is a simple video messaging app that accomplishes the task of doing one thing very well. Think of it as Apple’s FaceTime — Google Duo is designed for one-on-one mobile video calls and nothing else. Those who use Google’s Hangouts app, which also allows for video calling, may look at Duo and miss features such as group calling.

Duo differentiates itself in two key ways. One, it’s tied to your phone number rather than your Google account, meaning that you don’t need a Google account to use it. Second, Duo is encrypted, so that Google itself can’t see the content of your conversations.

Despite its simplicity, Duo does have one feature that could be particularly useful for video calls on the go: If the person calling you is on your contacts list, Duo’s “Knock Knock” feature gives you a video preview of who’s on the other side. (Think of it as being able to peek through the peephole on a door.) This can be disabled, but it’s useful if you get a call and want some intel about who’s on the other side and the kind of mood they’re in. Free, for iOS and Android.


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