Making calls through the internet has become cheaper and more convenient than normal calls. Google Duo allows you to make video calls to your contacts on both Smartphones and PC.
Google Duo is a video calling app for free, developed by Google. The Duo offers an HD quality video calling facility that is accessible on Android, iOS, and the web. Google Duo can be used on a browser for PC or by installing the app using an Android Emulator. Let’s discuss the steps to use Google Duo for PC, Windows and Mac.
Google Duo can make video calls across platforms like Android, iOS, and other operating systems. The calls are end-to-end encrypted for high security and privacy.
Voice and Video calling
The Duo app has both voice and video calling options. Most of the time, video calls are preferred, but voice calls will be effective in poor internet coverage situations.
The app has a uniques feature called Knock Knock in which the user can preview the person of the incoming call. It will be useful to answer the calls from unknown numbers.
The users can make a group video call to have a meeting or small gathering. It allows making group calls with up to 32 people in a single call. The group call feature can be initiated in two ways, create a group or group link.
Rather than calling, it has options to send short voice or video messages, notes, share photos, videos and react with emojis to the messages.
Make video calls even in low lighting conditions and need not worry about battery percentage while making a video call.
How to use Google Duo on Web?
Step 1: Open the Google Duo site on the browser (https://duo.google.com/about/).
Step 2: Select Try Duo for Web at the top right corner. Sign in with your Google account if not signed in.
Step 3: Enter your phone number and verify it by entering the code received as a text message.
Step 4: Select Agree to instructions and select Allow to give access to use the camera and microphone.
Step 5: Click Allow to receive call notifications. Now, select the contact and start the conversation.
Steps to install Google Duo for PC using Android Emulator
Step 1: To download BlueStacks, visit its official website (https://www.bluestacks.com) and select Download BlueStacks.
Step 2: Install the BlueStacks .exe file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
Step 3: Open BlueStacks on your PC and sign in with your Google account.
Step 4: Double-click on the Google Play Store icon to open it. Type Google Duo in the search bar and select it from the options below.
Step 5: Click on Install to download the app. The installation takes time, depending upon your internet speed.
Step 6: After installation, select Open to launch the Google Duo app on Mac or Windows PC.
How to make calls in Google Duo?
- Open the Google Duo web version or the app on BlueStacks. Select Allow to give access to use the camera and microphone.
- Select the contact (make sure contacts are linked to Google account) and click Start call.
- Choose the Video call or Voice call option. After speaking, select End Call to finish the call.
- To make a group call, Select Create group and add the contacts. Select Start to call.
- The alternative for making a group call is to select Create group link and add a name to it. Click Save to save the link.
- Share the link to the contacts and select Start to make a group call.
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1. Can I use Google Duo for international calls?
You can make calls to anyone in your contacts, even international, using Google Duo. The charges will be only for the internet connection.
2. Can I download Google Duo for PC?
Download Google Duo for Windows or Mac PC using an Android Emulator. You can follow the above steps for easy installation.
3. How long can you talk on Google Duo?
The calls in Google Duo are free and unlimited. You have to make sure of proper internet connectivity.
4. How many people can be on Google Duo?
The Google Duo allows up to 32 people in a group video call.
Google Duo makes you stay connected with your loved ones in real-time. It is the best app for family gatherings and friends for people living in different places. If you have any trouble using Google Duo with the above steps, please do let us know in the comments section.