Poll results: Google Duo is making its way to users' hearts

Poll results: Google Duo is making its way to users' hearts
Last week, Google's video chat app Duo finally became available to the public at large. Advertised as super-simple way to get quality calls going, it quickly became the top downloaded app on the Play Store. But still, it tries to tread on a territory that is already swamped by other, well-known apps — Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, Google's own Hangouts, and many others.

So, is it late to the party? We decided to check how our users view Google Duo – whether it has instantly become their go-to app for video chatting, if they are still testing it, just have it on their phone in case someone wants to call via it, or if they don't care about Duo at all. The votes, suprisingly, tallied up somewhat even across all options of the poll. Here, check it out yourselves:

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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8 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I have the app, but have yet to use it. It looks interesting enough, maybe there's a way for Google to restrict the contacts list in the app to only people who have the app installed on their phones and thus remove a lot of the ambiguity of "do I bother to ask each of my 100 contacts if they have it?".

2. HtPsycho

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

It'll certainly be better if they added voice calls. It's GOOGLE after all.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

You can force it to voice call by switching out of the app while in a video call, but it was still have to be a video call initially Dont know why Google hasn't add proper voice calls yet

3. bpcooper14

Posts: 32; Member since: May 14, 2014

I downloaded it but haven't used it. Rather them find a way to tie it to my email address instead of my number. then I would be able to use it on multiple devices without having to worry about it.

4. Carlitos

Posts: 681; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Yea so far I love the app. The quality when both sides have fairly decent connection is pretty good. Most of my family has some sort of android so it's been great so far. Specially because it's so simple and straightforward forward to use

5. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm curious of this will finally be the equivalent of facetime for android. All it needs is better adoption rate. I've installed it, but NONE of my contacts have it. Also I can't receive calls on my iPad over wifi as I do with FaceTime (or am I setting it up wrong?).

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True, Google needs to add tablet, Windows, macOS and web support for it to be a true FaceTime competitor

6. HumbleJ06

Posts: 101; Member since: Aug 10, 2015

Tried the app and it is actually good while the app is also very simple to use. For the calls I have made so far the video quality was good to excellent.

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