Google Duo is Google’s answer to Skype. It is a video calling app with a really friendly and easy UI. All you need when starting the app is you logging in with your phone number and the app will sync your contact list with its database to help find other users of the app. Google Duo offers unlimited video calling to all of its users irrespective of the platform they are on.
Google has ensured the app is free from bugs and errors and its operations are as smooth as possible. Google Duo provides a variety of features in its all new innovation including fast video calling, which works even on slow internet connection , a knock knock feature which provides a live preview video of an incoming caller before answering, has a seamless connectivity. Furthermore, users have the option to choose from 78 different languages.
How to Download Google Duo for Windows 8/10
The only downside is that Google Duo is only available in Android and Apple stores. But there is still hope out there for PC users. With the help of Android emulators, you can create a special android environment for your app to run on your PC.
Follow the steps below so as to order to get Google Duo app running on your PC.
STEP 1: Download an emulator setup for your operating system from their official website. Popular and free emulators include Bluestacks.
STEP 2: Run the setup. Follow the on-screen step by step installation guide. Note that you will require an internet connection during installation. When done click ‘Finish’.
STEP 3: Open the emulator. It will prompt you to open a Google account if you are a new user. If you already have a Google account you can simply sign up using existing details.
STEP 4: Click on the Google ‘App Store’ and search for the Google Duo App. The app icon should have a white video camera sign a blue background. Download and install the app on the emulator.
STEP 5: The app will be found in the All App sections of the emulator. You can open the app which will prompt you to input your phone number.
STEP 6: You will be sent a verification code via text which you will input in the app. This is to ensure the phone number is truly yours.
That’s it. You have successfully installed Google Duo on your Windows 10 PC. Now enjoy the features of Android device by video calling and surprising your friends.
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