In addition to launching a new AI-powered instant messaging app, today Google also introduced its one-to-one video calling app. Aptly dubbed “Duo,” the app is a simple, fast video calling app for everyone – whether on Android or iOS, a fast or slow connection. Just like Allo, Duo is also based on the user’s phone number, allowing them to reach anyone in their phonebook.
Duo calls are in crisp HD video (up to 720p) and audio, and has been optimized to work well with all types of network, even if bandwidth is limited it adjusts quality so you’re still able to connect. It also seamlessly transitions calls between cellular and Wi-Fi, so you don’t need to worry about what network you’re on.
Additionally, Duo was also built with privacy and security in mind and all calls on Duo are end-to-end encrypted.
Watch the video above to learn more, and expect both Allo and Duo to become available this summer on Android and iOS.