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Google Duo Video Calling App Touches 10 Million Downloads on Android

  • Google Duo was made globally available last month
  • Duo video calling app lets people call their phone contacts
  • In India, the app is ranked 24 on top charts list in Google Play


Google's month-old video calling app, Duo, has hit 10 million downloads on Google Play - and has 10 million users as well. Google Product Lead for Communication Amit Fulay announced the milestone in a tweet saying, "Google Duo is over 10M users on Android, thanks for the love."

The new video calling app just four days after its global rollout on Google Play made it to the top of the charts as top free app. The Duo app is available in all countries where Google Play is available.

Android Police points out that Duo despite hitting 10 million downloads has dropped significantly on top charts on Google Play. In the US, the app is now ranked 124  in the top free apps chart list. In India, Google Duo is however ranked 24 on the top free apps charts.

The company's brand new video calling app was launched last month to take on Apple's FaceTime, Microsoft's Skype, Viber, and others similar services. The Duo app lets  people call their phone contacts (as long as they have the app installed) and one of the biggest highlight features is it can work even on low networks.

Another notable  feature of the Duo app is 'Knock Knock,' which essentially shows preview video of the caller and lets people decide whether to answer or not. Google had previously  confirmed that the Duo video calling app uses end-to-end encryption and will be HD quality though the app will adjust it as per the available network. To recall, Google Duo was first announced at I/O developers' conference in May.

Google's new Duo Video calling app hit 10M downloads!!!



Google Duo Video Calling App Touches 10 Million Downloads on Android

  • Google Duo was made globally available last month
  • Duo video calling app lets people call their phone contacts
  • In India, the app is ranked 24 on top charts list in Google Play


Google's month-old video calling app, Duo, has hit 10 million downloads on Google Play - and has 10 million users as well. Google Product Lead for Communication Amit Fulay announced the milestone in a tweet saying, "Google Duo is over 10M users on Android, thanks for the love."

The new video calling app just four days after its global rollout on Google Play made it to the top of the charts as top free app. The Duo app is available in all countries where Google Play is available.

Android Police points out that Duo despite hitting 10 million downloads has dropped significantly on top charts on Google Play. In the US, the app is now ranked 124  in the top free apps chart list. In India, Google Duo is however ranked 24 on the top free apps charts.

The company's brand new video calling app was launched last month to take on Apple's FaceTime, Microsoft's Skype, Viber, and others similar services. The Duo app lets  people call their phone contacts (as long as they have the app installed) and one of the biggest highlight features is it can work even on low networks.

Another notable  feature of the Duo app is 'Knock Knock,' which essentially shows preview video of the caller and lets people decide whether to answer or not. Google had previously  confirmed that the Duo video calling app uses end-to-end encryption and will be HD quality though the app will adjust it as per the available network. To recall, Google Duo was first announced at I/O developers' conference in May.



Google has released a wonderful cross platform video chat mobile app recently which is works well on all Android smartphones.The new Google app is called Duo.The new Duo application not tied with Gmail account instead it tied with phone number because its easy to chat with contacts which is already on the  phone.Google launched Duo on Google play as well as Apple iOS.Actual meaning of Duo is simplicity and now we can see how simple the app is to use.


  • How to set up Google Duo
  • Making a call in Google Duo
  • Receiving a call in Google Duo
  • In-call controls in Google Duo
  • Google Duo settings


How to set up Google Duo
1.Download Google Duo from Google Play.
2.Open Duo.
3.Agree to Google's Terms and Conditions for the Duo app.
4.If you're running Android 6.0 or higher, you'll have to accept permissions one-by-one at launch:
Allow Duo to take pictures and video so that the app (and whoever calls you) can see you.
Allow Duo to record audio so that the app (and whoever calls you) can hear you.
Allow Duo to access your contacts so that it can see which of your contacts are on Google Duo and who you could invite to the service.Allow Duo to send and view text messages to that it can send invites to your contacts and so it can see the verification code you'll receive in a few steps.
5.Type in your phone number to use with Google Duo.
6.Your phone will receive a text message to verify your number. Sometimes the app will read the verification code text message itself, but if it doesn't,enter it manually. (If the SMS code doesn't work, there's an option to receive an automated voice call with the code.)
7.You are ready to use Duo!

Making a call in Google Duo
1.Tap Video Call.
2.Select the person you'd like to call from your contacts or type in the number you'd like to reach. Note: The number of your contact must include the country code,
 for example a U.S. number would be 1-XXX-XXX-XXXX.
3.Duo will call your contact, making your video visible with Knock Knock.
4.To end your call, tap the red phone button in the bottom center of your screen.

Receiving a call in Google Duo
When receiving a call in Google Duo, you will see what your caller looks like and what they're up to if they have Knock Knock enabled.

Swipe up on the call button to accept it.
Swipe down on the call button to reject it.


In-call controls in Google Duo
Tapping the screen while in a Duo call will bring up controls for the call.

  • To mute your microphone during a call, tap the mute button above your video preview in the bottom left corner.
  • To switch cameras during a call, tap the camera button above the mute button on the left side of the screen.
  • If you are connected to a Bluetooth headset, you can switch between Bluetooth and the internal speaker/microphone using the Bluetooth button above the camera button on the left side of the screen. 


Google Duo settings
You can reach Google Duo's settings by tapping the three-dot menu in the top-left corner of the app's main screen and selecting Settings.

If you don't want the people you call to see you before they accept the call, you can slide the toggle for Knock Knock off.By default, the setting to limit mobile data usage is on, knocking down the video quality when you're away from Wi-Fi, so if you want full video quality while you're on the side of the road with a broken-down car asking your gear head buddy what's smoking under the hood, this is where you can enable it.

How to Set up and Install Google Duo on Android Phones.


Google has released a wonderful cross platform video chat mobile app recently which is works well on all Android smartphones.The new Google app is called Duo.The new Duo application not tied with Gmail account instead it tied with phone number because its easy to chat with contacts which is already on the  phone.Google launched Duo on Google play as well as Apple iOS.Actual meaning of Duo is simplicity and now we can see how simple the app is to use.


  • How to set up Google Duo
  • Making a call in Google Duo
  • Receiving a call in Google Duo
  • In-call controls in Google Duo
  • Google Duo settings


How to set up Google Duo
1.Download Google Duo from Google Play.
2.Open Duo.
3.Agree to Google's Terms and Conditions for the Duo app.
4.If you're running Android 6.0 or higher, you'll have to accept permissions one-by-one at launch:
Allow Duo to take pictures and video so that the app (and whoever calls you) can see you.
Allow Duo to record audio so that the app (and whoever calls you) can hear you.
Allow Duo to access your contacts so that it can see which of your contacts are on Google Duo and who you could invite to the service.Allow Duo to send and view text messages to that it can send invites to your contacts and so it can see the verification code you'll receive in a few steps.
5.Type in your phone number to use with Google Duo.
6.Your phone will receive a text message to verify your number. Sometimes the app will read the verification code text message itself, but if it doesn't,enter it manually. (If the SMS code doesn't work, there's an option to receive an automated voice call with the code.)
7.You are ready to use Duo!

Making a call in Google Duo
1.Tap Video Call.
2.Select the person you'd like to call from your contacts or type in the number you'd like to reach. Note: The number of your contact must include the country code,
 for example a U.S. number would be 1-XXX-XXX-XXXX.
3.Duo will call your contact, making your video visible with Knock Knock.
4.To end your call, tap the red phone button in the bottom center of your screen.

Receiving a call in Google Duo
When receiving a call in Google Duo, you will see what your caller looks like and what they're up to if they have Knock Knock enabled.

Swipe up on the call button to accept it.
Swipe down on the call button to reject it.


In-call controls in Google Duo
Tapping the screen while in a Duo call will bring up controls for the call.

  • To mute your microphone during a call, tap the mute button above your video preview in the bottom left corner.
  • To switch cameras during a call, tap the camera button above the mute button on the left side of the screen.
  • If you are connected to a Bluetooth headset, you can switch between Bluetooth and the internal speaker/microphone using the Bluetooth button above the camera button on the left side of the screen. 


Google Duo settings
You can reach Google Duo's settings by tapping the three-dot menu in the top-left corner of the app's main screen and selecting Settings.

If you don't want the people you call to see you before they accept the call, you can slide the toggle for Knock Knock off.By default, the setting to limit mobile data usage is on, knocking down the video quality when you're away from Wi-Fi, so if you want full video quality while you're on the side of the road with a broken-down car asking your gear head buddy what's smoking under the hood, this is where you can enable it.


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