Google’s video chat service “Google Duo” is now available for web users too. This service was limited to only iOS and Android users in the past but now the company made this service available to web-based users. This expands the availability of this service to a new set of customers. This app was launched with Allo back in 2016 to revamp the messaging platforms; Duo is still going strong whereas Google has decided to stop Allo services by the end of next month.
As per the statistics are given by PlayStore, the Google Duo has more than one million downloads. The usage of this Google Duo web version is very simple. All you have to do is to go to the site and use it. if you are a new user, you should verify your number first.
The Android Police first spotted the Google Duo for Web.
Google Duo web version supports both voice and video calls. You can answer the calls on web version too. One thing that has to be noted here is that this Google Duo is compatible with only Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. It isn’t compatible with Microsoft Edge and if you try to open it in Edge, a message will pop up saying “Duo for web doesn’t work on this browser.”
Recently Google has teamed up with OnePlus to integrate the video calling service into Oxygen OS platforms dialer, messaging and contact apps. Google Duo can be used to make the calls directly from the OnePlus dialer. Users should remember that the recipient should also have Google Duo account in order to receive the calls. Google is trying to broaden its user base by providing this web version. Now people can use their computers to make video and voice calls online.