8 Things to know about Google Duo


Video calling is the next big thing, I find it more interesting to talk to your friends or loved one while seeing them in person. Have you tried the Google Duo?

It’s easy to install, just download the app for your Android or iOS device. Agree to Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, enter/verify your phone number and you’re good to go! Duo is a simple one-to-one video calling app that brings you face to face with everyone you care about.


Google brought us to Mystery Manila at Century Mall Makati and taught us the 8 things to know about Duo:

1.) A video calling app for everyone:

Duo is a mobile-only app available for Android and IOS devices.


2.) Phone-number based:

Duo is based on your phone number, so you can reach everyone in your phonebook without creating an account.

3.) Knock Knock feature:

with knock knock, you can see a live video preview of the person calling you, and why they’re calling, before you even pick up. Knock Knock only works with people in your contact list, and can be turned off.


4.) Wi-Fi and cellular calling:

Duo seamlessly transition between Wi-Fi and cellular networks, so you can start a call on one network, and switch to another without dropping your call.


5.) 1:1 video calling:

Duo is focused on 1:1 video calling, rather than group calling.


6.) Lighting fast video:

We optimized every aspect of a video call, so that call connect faster than most other video calling apps and audio and video stays in sync, even on slower

7.) Built to handle slower networks:

Works well on slower networks, such as those in emerging markets, and can degrade gracefully to 2g.

8.) Secure:

All calls are end-to-end encrypted.


Yes! We failed to solve the mystery but atleast we gained friends for a day! Thanks Google and Mystery Manila for the wonderful experience.


Duo is completely free to download and use. Go install it now!


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