We all must havae heard about Google Duo and its functioning, but have you ever wondered what is Goodle Duo and how does it works? Apparantly, Truecaller for iPhone Update has integrated with Google Duo, so you have to keep calm for some time and read this article because here I'm going to tell you all about Google Duo:
What is Google Duo?
Google Duo is a video chat mobile app developed by Google, available on the Android and iOS operating systems. It was announced at Google's developer conference on May 18, 2016, and began its worldwide release on August 16, 2016.
Google Duo lets users make video calls in high definition. It is optimized for low-bandwidth networks. End-to-end encryption is enabled by default. Duo is based on phone numbers, allowing users to call someone from their contact list. The app automatically switches between Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
A "Knock Knock" feature, exclusively available on Android, lets users see a live preview of the caller before answering. An update in April 2017 lets users worldwide make audio-only calls.
Truecaller and Google Duo Tie-Up:
Truecaller on Wednesday released an update for iOS that introduces Google Duo video calling from within the app, a feature the caller ID service had announced back in Marchfollowing its tie-up with Google. With the latest update (v7.70), users will now be able to make video calls to contacts from within the Truecaller app.
How will this Trucaller app work with Google Duo?
On updating the Truecaller app for iPhone to the latest version, users will now notice the Google Duo video call option in the Contacts section under a selected contact.
You already have the option to type messages and make voice calls, but with the new video calling feature, Truecaller hopes to create a service that's more than just a caller ID app, and more along the lines of WhatsApp.
The Google Duo service inside Truecaller will only work after separately downloading the Google Duo app, which seems a bit convoluted, but is perhaps Google's way of adding more numbers to its video calling app.
The feature is yet to make it to Android, which means iOS users can only use the Duo feature in Truecaller with other Truecaller iOS users on the latest update.
Some things you need to be aware with this Truecaller- Google Duo?
Google Duo's integration with Truecaller requires users to download the Duo app separately.
On trying to make a Duo call within Truecaller, the user is redirected to the standalone Duo app, and one wonders whether users are willing to go through the long process via Truecaller rather than simply doing so via the Duo app.
The partnership allows Google to expand the reach of its Duo video calling app to a 250 million strong Truecaller user base, which is perhaps the biggest takeaway for the tech giant here.
One will have to wait and see how well the Duo integration works once the feature rolls out to Android as well.
Truecaller earlier this month also rolled out flash messaging for the iPhone that lets users send and receive flash updates that include emojis, clickable links and phone numbers. The feature was first launched with Truecaller 8 for Android in late-March. Notably, earlier this month, Google Duo was integrated with the Android call log.