Google writes on its blog that is ready to officially roll out its video chat app “Duo” that had been announced a few months ago, but the company has to face a strong competition in the same niche.
Google vows that Duo will be easy to use and hopes for a large number of installations. One feature that could make Duo different from other apps is called Knock Knock, which means that the recipient can view who makes the call before deciding whether to answer or not.
The video application was first announced in May and will be available on both Android and iOS devices. Users do not need to posses a Google account as a phone number is just enough to set up the app. According to the information posted on company’s blog, Duo is “Fast and Reliable”, has a “Simple Interface” and a “Human Design”.
The internet giant says that all calls are encrypted and the video resolution varies depending on the quality of Internet connections.
The existing competitors on the market are very strong: Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook Messenger are already very appreciated and used by hundreds of millions of users worldwide.
Google owns Hangouts, an app that never reached the intended success and was positioned as an application for professional conversations.