Now you can easily do video calls cross platform with just your mobile number with a new Google app.
The search giant has introduced “Duo”, a video calling app for Mobiles.
This is a one-to-one video calling app which can be seen as an alternative to Apple’s FaceTime and is exclusively for smartphones.
Amit Fulay, Google’s group manager for communications, said: “Users are reluctant to video call because they don’t know if the other person is on the right network, the right device or it’s a good time to call. We’ve tried to remove all that friction and make it feel like an invitation, not an interruption when someone call’s you.”
“The chances of you having your close friends and family’s phone number is much higher than having a specific account, so using the phone number makes it easier.” , he said, making it clear that you can use Google Duo’s video calling without having a Google account. Although the initial release is restricted to selected markets, the app is all set to launch worldwide in the near future.