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I'll probably cajole my girlfriend into using it, because she's the only person I video chat with and Duo is easier than Skype. But Google prides itself on tackling big problems with big solutions with the potential for big scale.Duo is Google's attempt to make video calling happen. Personal information is collected and can be shared with third parties.
Google's clever back-end work lets you switch from Wi-Fi to cellular with just a brief stutter.
Video calling has been the next big thing in communication for two decades, and a staple of science fiction for far longer. Even now, when the tech is good enough and everyone carries Internet-connected cameras, it's hardly the first thing you think to do. How do you hold the phone far enough from your face to avoid looking terrifying yet close enough to avoid yelling to be heard? I used to play videogames during phone calls, and texting while watching TV is standard for anyone with a phone and a TV.
Video conferencing is useful at work, and Skype and Face Time are great ways to keep up with far-off loved ones. But video chatting demands undivided attention, lest you appear rude.
If the person in your phone book, the Knock Knock feature provides live video before you pick up. Turn it back on and video should return, too— though it doesn't always cooperate.
(the Duo ad does a great job showing you all the cool things you can do with Knock Knock, but mostly I use it to make sure everyone's clothed.) Swipe up to answer, and you're on the call. You can use Duo to call anyone, but it seems designed largely for calling the same people over and over.