Everyone in today. I’m, going to show you, google duo it’s, a video messaging app from Google and what it does is it uses your data or Wi-Fi to make a video or phone calls, and you could also send messages.
So I want to show you everything this app has to offer in this video. The nice thing about this app is that it doesn’t use your mobile minutes to make phone calls video or voice calls. Basically, the app has to read things to offer.
The first thing is just one-on-one calls, so you can make video calls or voice calls one-on-one. You could also do group chats up to 12 people, including yourself again, using video or using voice, and the third thing that it does is it lets you record messages in voice and in video and send it to other people and recently they added notes to so You could type out notes just like the one you see here and send that to other people, so those are the three main functions of it.
I want to walk you to her exactly how those work and then I want to show you some bonus stuff in the settings that really make the app more enjoyable to use. Let’s, jump into the phone and take a look at google duo.
The app is available for iOS for Android for tablets. You could even connect to it on dual google.com on the web on your desktop, but we’ll jump into the mobile version in this video. Again it’s, the same for Android and iOS, and I’ll, go ahead and open the app and when you get into it for the first time I reinstalled mine, to show you you have to give it the usual access to Microphone, camera, and contacts and notifications, so I give it all the access on the first page, then you have to verify your phone number because it does send you a text message to verify your identity.
So again, you do have to have a phone number associated with it that can receive SMS messages, and then you’ll get into the home page here where you could just press. Ok again, I’ll walk you through sending video messages, as well as making one-on-one and group calls, and this is basically the inside of the app.
So let me show you two things that you need to know once you’re on the home page. If you slide down you go to this screen, where you could record video messages and voice messages and notes, you see those three options: voice, video, and notes.
Those are the three options you have on this page. This page is not for making calls it’s for recording messages and sending those pre-recorded messages to someone else so think about it, like using your text message on your phone, so I ‘ll. Show you this for a second, but basically, it’s very straightforward. You have your camera, where you could rotate on the left. So this will basically just flip the camera from the front-facing to the one facing me.
You have on the right side. Your photos, if you give it access to your photos, you could send photos that way and then in the middle is just record and, as you press record, it’s. Gonna record the message, and as soon as you press stop is gonna play it back.
So let me turn this video down, but here I could rerecord. If I don’t like what I’m hearing or I could go ahead and press next, I could also add text and I could have a marker on top too. If I wanted to add those options here, I’ll.
Show you those on the other page, but if I press next year it’s. Gonna pull up my contacts, I only added one on top to show you or my contacts that are on Google duo or I could invite context, but we’ll get into contact in a second.
So this is basically how you send a message. Just select the person right here put a checkmark next to their name and then press send it’s that simple to send a video message. If you go to the voice option, it’s, the same thing, you press the microphone record and then send, and there’s.
Also the note option. Let me go over here when you’re in the notes. You could basically type out your note. Your note is here and you could change the fonts on top there’s, multiple options to choose from, and you could just use your two fingers to resize and rotate the font.
If you want to – and you could change the color of this page with the color palette option in the corner here, if you press it, it basically changes your background color here from all these options. So those are your options for the note and you also have some marker options too.
So if you wanted to draw something, you could go ahead and draw, and I could press undo and press next and then again I could go ahead and press. Send you’ll, get the same contacts. I could select the person they ‘ll get the checkmark and I get the send option right in the middle of the page, and one more thing I’ll show you here on the video tab. You have filters as well, so you could apply filters to the way the video is going to record and you have these cool effects.
Tab too-hoo. So you could add some animation here on top of your video, if you wanted to do that, let me press X and now I’m back to the home page so again to get to that page. You just have to slide down and you get to this messaging, but remember we talked about two other things that the app has to offer, which is one-on-one calls and video calls with a group of up to 12 people.
So to get to that, you just slide up. Instead of down so if I slide up, I’m gonna basically be able to create a group. So here, if I just press, create a group, it’s gonna. Let me pick from anybody that’s connected to the duo, including people I’ve invited on top.
So on top of, you would have anything if you haven’t invited anyone to create a group that’s. Creating the group option, or you could make one-on-one calls – I’m gonna show you a one-on-one call in a second or you could go on a search or die or contact.
Basically, the way Google duo is working. Is it’s? Gonna recognizes people that are connected to Google duo. Those are the people are showing up here or, if I slide all the way down, it has a different section called to invite to the duo, which is people not on Google duo, and if you press invite, it will basically send them a text message to invite them again.
I give it access to my contact that’s, how it knows who has to google duo and who I need to invite if I want to connect via google duo now, if they don’t have google duo, I do have to invite Them because the voice calls and the video calls they all happen within Google duos, so both people or the entire group has to have the app they all take place in the app you can use.
Google meets, for example, and talks to someone, and google duo their separate apps. So again, back on the home page. Now let’s say I wanted to just make a one on one call. I have already invited someone and you’ll see everybody here, you could slide through their names. When you’re invited you don’t have to slide up to get to the entire contacts. So when I have someone here on, my recent call, I’ll connect to them by clicking their name, and I’ll.
Come to this page, where I could see who I’m talking to their phone number here, I could send a heart right here. Usually, that’s just in the center. Well, my main options are on the bottom again. I have a voice call.
I have a video call and I have the message icon. The message icon will take me back to that message, page that I showed you in the very beginning. So I’m, not gonna do that here we already went over and let me go back so I just press X back to the same page again so here I would do a video call or I could do a voice call.
I’m gonna show you how to video call works. It’s. The same for making one-on-one calls or making group calls, and then I’ll, show you some useful settings again back on the home page now to make a call.
I just gotta press the video call. The voice call is pretty straightforward, so I’ll show you the video call there’s, some useful options there and I have to wait for the other person to answer again.
They could see what I’m. Doing here. Hey and let me show you some of the options on the bottom, you could turn off your video that’s. The camera icon here now they can’t see me if I want it to just be audio.
I could turn off my audio if I wanted to just sit on mute and listen to a bigger group conversation. These options are also available for group conversations. I could rotate my camera here so now they could see what I’m.
Seeing and I could rotate it back, the red one is obviously ending the call, but under the three dots here there are some useful options there’s, the low light mode that we set up in the settings. So I could turn that on or off here and there’s, the portrait mode, which blurs my background so just make things a little bit nicer.
I could turn that on and off and Bluetooth is a useful option if you want to connect to headphones and take the call that way, and I’m gonna go ahead and hang up now in the center. My, and it’s gonna ask me how the call quality was that’s.
Gonna show up every time, so I’ll. Just give it a rating here and that’s, pretty much it for the video call. Here and again, you’ll, have a voice, call, and messages here again, if you press voice, call it just dials this way or I could leave a voicemail.
I’ll, just hang up before they answer, and those are all the options for one-on-one calls or the group calls up to 12 people inside of Google duo and back on the home page. You see those three dots right there on the top corner press those – and I want to take you to the settings page right here and here there is a couple of useful options that you need to know there’s the knock-knock mode.
Let me click that, basically, what happens if you have knock-knock on and you call someone they could see you before the answer, so they could see what you’re up to and see your video. If you’re, making video calls, so it’s kind of use for them to see that your environment, so they could kind of decide if they want to take the video call at that moment or not so or you could turn This off, if you don’t want them to see you when you call and they’ll see you after the answer, so that’s up to you, but that’s, an option that’s very useful to have, and then there’s low light mode here, which you could just turn this On and it will do its best to make adjustments to your video to let people see you a little bit better so that should be on and if you have limited data usage or if you’re in a slow Wi-Fi area, I recommend you Turn on limit mobile data usage here it would reduce the video quality, but you might be just better on your data again.
If that’s, what you’re worried about, so that’s, an option you could turn on and off, and then the rest is pretty straightforward. You could go ahead and delete your account for iOS and Android. There’s, a couple of different options like the series shortcuts here, but I wanted to show you those top three settings in this section.
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