Google Duo App alternative of Skype & Facetime

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Google come up with another awesome video calling mobile app named “Duo” to give competition to Skype, Facetime & Facebook messenger.Duo app, lets you place video calls between Android and iPhone users, and sizably increases the universe of people with whom you can hold a video conversation.



Nick Fox, Google’s head of communication products, said the top priority with Duo was to build a great product and to increase the use of video calling among Android users. But he added that making Android more attractive to iPhone owners was a secondary motive. He said that Duo’s appeal was that it was simple to use, fast and more widely accessible.

The Duo app is downloadable and free through Google’s Play store and Apple’s App Store.

Duo starts streaming video to a recipient as soon as the call is placed, meaning the person you are calling will be able to see you waving or making faces before he or she picks up. Google calls this feature Knock Knock. It can be disabled in case you have friends who are likely to make inappropriate hand gestures.


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Harinder Kaur

Harinder Kaur has completed her in Computer Sc. & engg. from Kurukshetra University. She has done research on Mobile ad hoc networks as project fellow at SMVD university. She is currently working on her new startup

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