Gadget / Google Duo Now Available on the Web, Allows Both Video and Voice Calls

NDTV : Feb 28, 2019, 10:26 AM

Google Duo, the video chat service from Google, is now available to the Web users. The service is finally reaching Web-based users, expanding the availability of the service to a whole new set of consumers. Google Duo's Web version supports both voice and video calls. You can also answer Duo calls on the Web version. Google Duo for Web works on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers and doesn't support Microsoft Edge.

To use Google Duo on the Web, all you have to do is head over to duo.google.com. After opening the link, the existing and active users are shown a list of their contacts and a search/ input box, where they can search a contact to ping or directly dial a contact's number. The new Duo users will have to verify their number to continue using Google Duo

Google Duo's Web version supports both voice and video calls. You can also answer Duo calls on the Web version. Interestingly, Google Duo currently only works on Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox browsers and doesn't support Microsoft Edge. If you open Google Duo Web version on Edge, you will be greeted with “Duo for web doesn't work on this browser.”

The Google Duo for Web was first spotted by Android Police.Google Duo, the video chat service from Google, is now available to the Web users. Earlier limited to just Android and iOS apps, the service is finally reaching Web-based users, expanding the availability of the service to a whole new set of consumers. Originally introduced back in 2016 at the Google I/O conference with Google Allo as a part of Google's revamped messaging strategy, the Duo is still going strong, whereas its sister app Allo is all set to end operations next month. As per the Google Play Store listing, Google Duo Android app currently has over 1 billion downloads.