Google started rolling out its video chat app Duo last week on Android and iOS. The app was not immediately available for download in all regions and it took around 1 to 2 days for it to be available for everyone. However, now a week after its release, Google Duo has been downloaded 5 Million times on Android.
The news was shared by Google CEO Mr. Sundar Pichai on Twitter, he tweeted “Google Duo now over 5M Android downloads in a week!“. For those who don’t know what Duo is, it’s a 1-to-1 video chat app from Google which is associated with your phone number (like WhatsApp). All you need is your phone number to sign up on Duo and you will then be able to make video calls to your phone contacts through the app.
The app is also optimized for slower networks. As soon as the quality of connection deteriorates, Duo reduces the quality of the video call in order to retain it and avoid any disconnections. The app also switches between Wi-Fi and cellular data when on move to avoid call drops.
While the app only supports video calls as of now, it is said to get support for audio-only calls as well. By the way, have you tried this app? Let us know how your experience with this app has been.