Video calling apps are of extreme significance, especially during the pandemic, where people are not allowed to meet with each other. Be it catching up with friends and family, business meetings or educational purposes – all can be achieved through video calling. You may even have a joint family meeting on such video calling platforms. Basically, these apps substitute and fulfil most of our direct meeting needs. Google Duo is one of such platforms that have proven its reliability over time. Let’s check out what Google Duo can offer.

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Google LLC, based in the US, developed and published the Android app Google Duo in the category of communication. It is available on both Android and iOS platforms, and it acquired more than 1 billion installs on Google Play Store. It does not have any specific age rating. Its size and the required Android operating system vary with device.   

Features of Google Duo

1.User interface

Google Duo has a simple user interface that is notable and beats its competitors by a very far level. All of the features can be accessed instantly on this app without any confusion. Your recent and frequent history appears on the home screen itself for quick access. You can easily search your contacts for calling someone.

It has a low light mode to enable the other person to see you in more even in poor lighting conditions. It also allows voice calls.

2.High quality

The most remarkable feature of the Google Duo app is it provides extreme quality and clarity. You can chat with the other person unlimitedly on a high definition video call; all you need is a good internet connection.

3.Group calls 

You can create groups on Google Duo easily from the app home screen. Thus, it will be easy to start a group video call by just tapping on the group name. You can create group calls consisting of a maximum of 32 participants currently. You can also create a link and share it to invite others to join in.

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4.Video messages

You can leave a video, voice or note messages to your contacts if the recipient is not available at the moment. 


The video calling app Google Duo is end-to-end encrypted. You can rest assured of your safety using the app; only you and the other party can see your video call. No third party can be nosy into your privacy. 

6.Duo Moments

You can capture photos of special moments using the Duo moment feature and can share it. 

7.Filters and effects

You can enjoy video calls using Google Duo by applying masks, filters, effects and doodles. This way, make your video calls more fun and lively.

8.Knock Knock

Knock Knock is an exclusive feature of Google Duo permitting its users to see who is calling before actually taking the call. 

How to install Google Duo on PC?

To install Google Duo on Windows or Mac, you need an Android emulator like BlueStacks App Player or Nox.

  • Go to the official website of the Android emulator you choose and install it.
  • Launch the emulator and sign in.
  • Search for Google Duo and install.

Besides, you can access Duo through the web if you don’t want to download anything extra.  


Google Duo is a highly rated and efficient, simple video calling platform to make lives better and lively.

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