New Delhi: Stepping up its game against its rivals, Google has launched a new smartphone video calling app called Google Duo, which will compete with Apple's FaceTime and Skype.
Google had, three months ago at the I/O developer conference, announced that the new video calling app would take the complexity out of video calling.
"Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person. We have designed the interface to be simple, easy and welcoming. In places like India, it has been designed to adapt to the network connectivity conditions. We hope to make the experience of video calling more personal, inviting easy and smooth," Amit Fulay, Google Group Product Manager, said.
All the video calls from Duo will be end-to-end encrypted, which is meant to ensure privacy and security. The app has been launched both for iOS and Android users.
What is convenient about Google Duo is that it allows the user to connect to the video call without registering their name for an account. The video call will be connected through the phone number.
'Knock Knock' feature of the Google Duo will let the caller see the person live before the call is even answered.
One of the main problems, bandwidth connection's quality will be changed according to the network so that the user is connected even when the network signal alters.