Google Duo Lands in the Play Store

Last May at Google I/O, the company announced a new video calling app, Google Duo.  That app was promised at some point this summer and today it has hit the Play Store as a free download.  The app lets you place a video call to any of your contacts who have Duo and provides a seamless and great video experience.  One of the key features of the app is that it gives a video preview of the person who is calling or you are calling so you can see who it is and what they may be wanting to have a video call with you about before you answer.

In order for you to use Duo, you have to have a contact who is also using the app.  This is a similar type requirement to Facebook Messenger or Apple’s FaceTime apps.  Once both parties have it

Google Duo for Android
Google Duo for Android

installed, you can place and receive calls to them with a touch.  The UI for Duo is very simple with a large image of you with a large call button at the bottom.  Tap that, select the contact you want to call and off you go.  Sweet and simple.

Give it a try and see what you think.  And for those who are curious, no, Google Allo, the new message app, hasn’t launched.  Yet. 🙂

Google Duo for Android – Free – Play Store