With Duo, all you do is call the person from the app. If you're on i OS, you get a push notification that someone's calling. On Android, Duo calls come through like phone calls, ringing loudly and taking over the screen.
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 problem isn't the app so much as chatting on camera. Or you can do what I do: Watch the small thumbnail of yourself.
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.
However, the image in the middle clearly shows Whats App’s symbols for voice call and video call inside a group chat.
Facebook is also working on a group video chat app called Bonfire, but it’s only available to a small number of users right now.
According to WABeta Info, Whats App’s group voice calls feature should roll out before the group video calls option.
It's as stable as any video chat I've used, even on crappy connections. If you've ever tried video chat, you know the pain of diagnosing connection problems, determining usernames, and figuring out how the app works. It's simple like phone calls, because Google imagines Duo as something like the evolution of phone calls.
By the time I'm ready to take the call, I've missed it by a long shot.
After using Duo for about a week, I can say it is among the best video-chat apps around.
Users can go from one conversation to another, seeing other users on their Android terminal.
If you like someone, you can continue talking with them.