Poll: do you use Google's Duo?

Poll: do you use Google's Duo?
Last week, Google's Duo finally became available to the public at large. It's a video chat app, which makes it super-simple to just dial one of your contacts, introduces the feature Knock-Knock, which shows you footage from the caller's selfie cam before you choose to pick up, and promises the highest possible quality of audio and video that your connection can provide.

But is Duo late to the party? iOS users have Facetime, certainly, and the cross-platform voice / video chat scene has long been overtaken by apps, such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, Google's Hangouts, and many others. Indeed, the announcement of not one, but two separate apps meant for communication perplexed us a bit, and we are still curious to see if Google will manage to make them interesting enough for the majority of users to jump on to using them.

So, we'd love to know what you think of Duo — do you use it? And do you ever see it as becoming your main app for video or voice calls? Vote in the poll below!

Do you use Google's Duo?

Using it, loving it, it's already my main video / voice call app
26.16%
I'm giving it a try, but we will see if it becomes a mainstay on my phone
28.05%
I have it installed, but just in case someone wants to call me on it
22.67%
I don't care for it at all
23.12%

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13 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

google daydream,duo and allo are all dead on arrival....google cant go beyond android.her love for privacy will become her frankenstein monster

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

How could Daydream be DOA especially when their side project Google Cardboard (2014) started the latest VR craze. Plus Cardboard has over 10 million installs combined on both Android and iOS. But I should expect this from you Martineverest, since you always say things like this when it comes to anything from Google. As far as duo an allo, they are both new, and will have to see.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't see myself needing a video chat now. Maybe later when my friend or peers start using it. The go to video chat is still Skype.

6. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Microsoft fanboy. Limit your hatred for Google. Ok!

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The title is misleading, especially when duo was just released.

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

samsung got gear vr,sony got psvr,HTC got vive,LG got its vr,huawei is creating its own OS,one plus one got its OS,facebook has oculus etc...everybody is running away from google

9. Crazypinoy9

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

You do realize the Samsung Gear VR works off Android right? And that Oculus provides the app store through Google to use it.... You need to do your research before you start talking because you're making yourself look stupid. The Oxygen OS that One Plus uses is Android based BTW lol The HTC Vive is a PC device not mobile and the Sony PSVR is specific to the PS4.

10. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Your are confused

4. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I've been using Duo. I like it so far. Let's see how it goes.

7. middlehead

Posts: 464; Member since: May 12, 2014

I only see 4 people in my contacts that have it installed, and they're not people I talk to regularly. I installed it right away when it was available publicly, but have not actually used it.

8. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Duo has been great. Use it to check on my kids while I'm at work after they get home from school (10 and 8 year olds). It connects fast, video and audio quality is excellent and it's simple to use even for my kids.

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I'll use it for personal communication as much as I did Hangouts; NEVER.

12. sun0066

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

I love it !!!!!

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