Google Duo Tops 5 Million Downloads in The First Week

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai took to Twitter last night and provided an important update to everyone:  Google Duo has hit the 5 million download mark.  The new video calling app was released the same day as Android Nougat and frankly is a pretty refined experience versus other video calling solutions.  Duo gives you a preview of who is calling before you even accept the call.

While 5 million isn’t exactly huge when you compare it to the hundreds of millions of Android phones and iPhones out there, it is significant in that there is some excitement around this new video app.

What is funny however is if you look at the replies to this Tweet, the number one question is when will Allo be released.  Allo is the new Google messaging app and it was generally assumed it

Google Duo for Android
Google Duo for Android

would hit the Play Store and App Store at the same time as Duo.  That obviously hasn’t happened yet and it appears to be the app people want.  It will be interesting to see how Allo does in its first week versus Duo.

Duo is free and if you haven’t tried it out, give it a go.  The video experience is pretty impressive!