There are so many services Google offers. Some of these services include Google Meet, Google classroom, Play Store, Chrome, YouTube, Gmail, Hangout, Google Maps, Google trends, and more. Aside from the mentioned, Google also has a video calling platform which is known as Google duo. Google duo similar to social media platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp, Telegram, Messenger, and more enables you to do video and voice calls. But the difference is that Google duo doesn’t offer a chat feature but sending messages on Google duo is possible.

Furthermore, to use Google duo requires you to have a Gmail just like some other Google services would require you to have an account before accessing it. This video app is however considered to be the best video calling platform as it offers a very high-quality video call service to its users. The duo works based on mobile numbers as it allows users of the platform to call people from their contact lists.

Although Google duo is considered to be an app, there is also a web version for desktop users as the app is not available for desktop devices. You can however choose where you want to access the platform, make calls and send messages to family and friends. Besides, using It is fun as it entitles you to so many unique features. Some of which include; Making calls between Android and iOS, group calls with up to 32 people, capturing special moments, and more.

Google Duo App

Google Duo app makes it very much easier for mobile device users to make calls with their contacts. But to use this app, you have to first process the app download. The app is available for download on your mobile device app stores. And not to worry downloading the app is as easy as downloading any other app on the app stores. However, here are steps on how to download the app below;

Google Duo Download for iOS

  • Open your iPhone app store
  • Locate the app for download using the search engine
  • Tap on the app
  • Click on the “get’ button to begin the download

Download App for Android

  • Open your Android Google Play store
  • Locate the Google mobile app for download
  • Tap on the app from the search results
  • Click on the install button to begin download.

However, since the app is not available for desktop device users. As a desktop device user, you should visit the official website to use the platform simply by clicking on the Google duo web button to use the website. But you should ensure that you have saved contacts to your Google accounts to make calls using your desktop.

How to Use Google Duo

There are lots of things you can do using Google Duo via the app or the web. They include; making calls (voice and video calls) sending messages, creating group calls, and more. If you are new to the platform, steps on how to use it on the web and app will be listed for you. But if your choice contact does not use Google duo, you can send an invite through message for the participant to join you. After that, you can now follow these steps below;

How to Make Voice Calls

  • Open the app or visit the website
  • Click on the new call button or select your list
  • Select one of your contacts to call
  • On the redirected page, tap on the voice call button
  • Call would start immediately

How to Make Video Calls

  • Open the app or visit the website
  • Tap on the new call button or select your list
  • Select a contact to call
  • Click on the video call button

How to Send Messages

  • Open the app
  • Click on the new call button or select your list
  • Tap on a contact
  • Click on the message button
  • Select the kind of message you want to send (Voice, Photo, Video or Note)
  • Record or enter your message
  • Tap on the send icon

How to Create Groups for Group Calls

  • Open the app or visit the website
  • Tap on the new call button
  • Click on the create group icon
  • Select up to 31 participants
  • Tap on the next button to start call.

If you want a participant to join an ongoing group, call on Google Duo. Also, you can copy the link on the call page to send to anyone you want to join. But note that only 32 participants can participate in a group call on Google Duo. However, there is no special sign-up for you to use It. All you just need to do is own a Google account which is very important. In addition, using It is free. But keep in mind that Data charges may apply.