Last Updated on July 21, 2021 by Mark Roberts
It can be rather tough to stay in touch with someone only on voice calls. There are many times when I yearn to see my children when I’m traveling and I found it tough. It was only when I was introduced to Google Duo for PC that my experience has been transformed completely. I even have fun when I join a meeting with my teammates with the Google Duo group calls feature.
Google Duo is unlike any other video conferencing platform you’ve ever seen. It has the most incredible experiences and amazing features.
Contents on this page
- Features of Google Duo for PC App
- How to Use Google Duo on a Windows PC or Laptop
- How to Download Google Duo for Mac
Features of Google Duo for PC App
Today, we’ll have a look at a few note-worthy features that can escalate your video calling experience.
#1. Make secure and reliable calls
Video calling is critical when you can’t be together in person and this has to be private and of high quality. The desktop version of Google duo has end-to-end encryption and they ensure that your video calling experience is not only clear and of good quality but interrupted. Google uses high artificial intelligence to ensure a reduction in audio interruptions. Apart from that, you can get access to webinars, online training, remote support, and a lot more when you install the Duo app on your PC.
#2. Capture special and everyday moments
Video calling moments can be special and we can make special memories. Whether it’s your child’s birthday or a video chat with your husband while he’s cooking dinner, you can always take a photo while you’re on the call. The moment that you captured can be stored on smartphones, tablets, and even Chromebooks. You can also do this on group calls.
#3. The more, the merrier
With group calling on the rise, there has been an immense increase in the number of group calls on Duo. Earlier, you could only do a group call with up to 8 people. Now, they’ve increased it to 12. You can now have your morning team meeting with your team or even have a fun family evening while you’re traveling or away from home.
#4. Personalized messages
There might be times when you’re trying to call someone and they’re busy somewhere or they might not be able to attend the call. No need to worry – you can now send video or voice messages to your family and friends when you can’t call. You can quickly share a precious moment – from photos to simple notes with some fun doodles. You can also save your sweet message to view later.
#5. Blocking the unwanted
There are times when we might have a few people in our lives that we might not want to connect to. They might be someone we don’t know or a stranger attempting to get in touch. You can always use the safe blocking feature so that you can stay safe and secure from strangers trying to get in touch.
So these are few notable features that you must know before using Duo for Windows 10, 8 or 7. Let’s now see how you can easily install or use the desktop application on your respective computers and laptops.
How to Use Google Duo on a Windows PC or Laptop
There are 2 different ways through which you can use the app. Here’s the 1st method!
Use Google Duo for Web on your PC
To start using Google Duo Web version, follow the below given procedure.
#1. Visit this link to make video calls on your Windows PC or laptop.
#2. Now use your existing Google account to sign-in or create a new one if you don’t have any.
#3. Once done, you can see the list of contacts if any. If not, you’ll see two options, Start a Call and Create a Group Link. You can start a call by adding a phone number or email and the same goes for a group video call.
#4. Next, you need to interact with people on Google Duo once the video call starts!
Use Google Duo Android App on PC
If you want to use Duo on PC besides using other Android apps, you need to install an Android emulator to get started! Here’s the procedure….
#2. Install the Android emulator and launch it. Now, sign-in using your existing Google account so that you get all the contacts saved in your Google account.
#3. Now you need to search for the Google Duo app by using the Play Store option available in the emulator. Once you find it, install the application! You can also sideload the APK file in the emulator. download it from here.
#4. Launch the app and sign-in with your Google account to sync your existing contacts. If you’re starting with a new account, you need to enter the email ID or mobile number of the concerned person to start video calling.
How to Download Google Duo for Mac
Of course, there isn’t an official app for Mac but there’s a way out!. Here’s how you can use it.
#1. To start with, install Bluestacks Android emulator on your Mac from this link.
#2. Now install the emulator and sign-in using your Google account. Once done, launch the Google Play Store and search for the Duo app. Install it once you find from the search box or use the Duo APK and sideload it from the emulator on your Mac.
#3. Once the app is installed, open it and sign-in using your Google account to get access to your contacts. If not, you can invite your friends and colleagues using the email ID or mobile number.
#4. Next, start video calling with your loved ones once they accept your request to join Google Duo video call.
Here are some frequently asked questions asked by users.
Can you install Google Duo on Windows?
Yes, you can install Google Duo on Windows using a simple Android emulator. Of course, there’s not official Duo app available for pc but you can install it using emulators.
Can Google Duo be used on PC?
Yes, you can use Google Duo on PC by using the web version. Besides that, you can also install app using an Android emulator like Bluestacks!
I hope all your doubts are now cleared and you can happily indulge yourself in the video conference using Google Duo PC app. If you face any issues while installing Duo for Computer 10, let me know in the comment section right away!