Google’s New Video Calling App Is a Simple Skype Alternative

Duo is incredibly easy to use Apple has FaceTime. Microsoft has Skype. Now Google is rethinking the video calling experience with a new app called Duo, designed specifically for mobile devices. Duo, first unveiled during Google I/O in May, will start rolling out Tuesday. Google’s messaging app Hangouts already supports video calling, but Google’s goal with Duo was to make the experience simpler and easier, especially on smartphones. Here’s a closer look at what it’s like to use Duo. The Basics Launching Duo automatically activates the front-facing camera, so your face will likely be the first thing you see upon opening the app. Below this, Duo keeps a list of your recent calls alongside the video calling button, which allows you to start a new conversation. There’s also a menu…


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