Everyone knows that Duo is Google’s video calling application. It comes pre-installed in many latest Android devices. You can take the example of Apple’s FaceTime application. Duo is similar to it. But the major difference between both of them is that FaceTime can be used only on Apple devices, whereas Duo can be used on the web, iOS devices, Chromebook and Google Nest Hub Max.

Setting up Google Duo on smartphones

Follow the given below points carefully.

  1. Firstly, download and launch the Duo application on your Android/iOS device.
  2. Then, press on Agree for agreeing to the Terms of Services as well as Private Policy.
  3. Next, click on Give access for allowing Google Duo access to the phone’s microphone, camera as well as contacts.
  4. After that, write the phone number in the given area for verification.
  5. Then, click on Next. Note that you shall get a verification code by message.
  6. Next, write the code of verification in the presented area for completing the setting up of the account.
  7. It is optional for changing the settings. Click on three dots present in the upper right-hand side corner, and then click on Settings from the pull-down list.

The method of using a Google Duo for making video calls

Go through the given below instructions properly.

  1. For making a video call, you need to launch the Duo application and press on Search contacts or dial.
  2. Note that the contacts present on the Duo shall be mentioned in the upper hand side. Click a contact’s name for seeing the calling options.
  3. Click on the Video call option. Observe that the display shall show what the front-facing camera sees whenever the call is made.
  4. Lastly, the time when you wish to finish any call, you only need to click on End call.

The method of making a group call

  1. For making a group call, you need to press on Create group option.
  2. Then, click on the checkbox near the contacts you want to include in the group and press on Done.

Remember! There is a limitation of 8 people in a group.

  • Note that the group is made.
  • Next, click on the blue Start option for calling each person of the group.
  • Lastly, whenever you wish to end the call, press on End call.

Hopefully, this blog would have helped you figure out how Google Duo works.


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