Google Duo Users can Make Calls to Smartphone Without Duo Installed

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According to a report by AndroidPolice, an incoming call will fly over the display with view of the caller's camera even if the recipient has not installed the Google Duo app on his or her device. However, Google has been up to something brilliant and is now destroying that barrier with a newly added capability to its Google Duo app.

A user with username "turdbogis" on a thread mentioning that a Nexus 6P unit, without the Google Duo app installed, was showing up as having Duo installed on another phone. The most noted feature that this update brings is the ability to call people who have not installed Duo or registered with this app before.


It all happens through something called App Preview Messaging, which works through a background Android app called Google Play Services.

The new update of the Duo that makes its video calling different from other apps promotes hassle-free connectivity between people, as goes its tagline - "Your closest friend, closer". It's not clear if Google has done that yet. Duo will now send video chats to those with Android phones who have yet to download the app on to their handset. This feature shows the live video of the caller before answering the call, which gives the recipient full power over answering or disconnecting the call. The person on the receiving end of the call is asked with a prompt if he wants to install Duo on his phone, which would allow him to initiate Duo calls instead of only receiving them. It also provides an option to block future calls from the user so as to provide more privacy and not to allow anyone to keep making calls without your permission. Talking about Google apps, the search giant's newest app to launch is Google Pay. Head to the comments section below and let us know!

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