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Google announces launch of video calling app 'Google Duo'

Updated: Aug 16, 2016 12:52 IST      
Google announces launch of video calling app 'Google Duo'

New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Google today announced the launch of its video calling app Google Duo a simple one to one video calling app available for Android and iOS.

Duo takes the complexity out of video calling, so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are.

To get started, all you need is your phone number and you'll be able to reach people in your phone's contacts list across device types and platforms. No separate account is required, so you can sign up and start calling in just a few taps.

From there, you can instantly begin a video call with a single tap. The roll out of Duo for Android and iOS starts today, and it will be live worldwide in the next few days.

The unique feature of Knock Knock in DUO is designed to be fun and inviting. It allows people to see live video of the caller before they answer, giving you a sense of what they're up to and why they want to chat.

Knock Knock makes video calling more spontaneous and welcoming, helping users connect with the person even before they even pick up.

Duo has been built to be fast and reliable, so that video calls connect quickly and work well even on slower networks.

Call quality adjusts to changing network conditions to keep you connected when bandwidth is limited, Duo will gracefully 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.

"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," said Group Product Manager Google, Amit Fulay.

Duo has been built with an emphasis on privacy and security. All Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted. (ANI)

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Updated: Apr 26, 2017 15:04 IST     

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Updated: Apr 25, 2017 14:13 IST     

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Updated: Apr 22, 2017 12:23 IST     

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Updated: Apr 18, 2017 17:58 IST     

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