Google Duo for PC – How to Install for Windows (10,8,7) & Mac

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. 

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Google Duo for PC is unlike any other video conferencing platform you’ve ever seen. It has the most incredible experiences and amazing features. 

Features of Google Duo 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. Google Duo desktop app 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 Google Duo 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 with Google Duo PC app for Windows 10. 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 for Windows 8 and Windows 7. 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 travelling or away from home. 

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#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 which you must know before using Duo for Windows 10. Let’s now see how you can easily install or use Google Duo 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 Google Duo on PC on your Windows 10, 8 & 7 based computers or laptops. 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 group Link. You can start a call by adding phone number or email and the same goes with group video call. 

#4. Next, you need to interact with people on Google Duo once the video call starts!

That’s it! You’re all set to use the Google Duo web version right on your Windows PC. 

Use Google Duo Android App on PC

If you want to use Duo on PC besides using other Android apps on PC as well, you need to install an Android emulator to get started! Here’s the procedure to use Duo for Windows 10, 8 & 7. 

#1. Download Bluestacks or Nox Player on your Windows computer or laptop. 

#2. Install the Android emulator on your PC 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 Google Duo app by using the Google Play Store option available in the emulator. Once you find it, install Google Duo application on your PC right away! You can also sideload APK file in the emulator if you have it on your PC or download it from here

#4. Launch Google Duo 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 on PC. 

This is how simple it is to download Google Duo Android app on your Windows PC and laptop. Let’s now see the simple method to use Google Duo for Mac. 

How to Download Google Duo for Mac

Of course, there isn’t an official app for Mac just like PC but there’s a way out! You can use Google Duo Mac app by installing an Android emulator. 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 Google Duo app. Install it once you find from the search box or use the Google Duo APK and sideload it from the emulator on your Mac. 

#3. Once the app is installed on your Mac, open it and sign-in using your Google account to get access of your contacts. If not, you can invite your friends and colleages using 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. 

I hope you have now got an idea about how to install and use Google Duo Mac app on your laptops. 

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FAQs on Google Duo App

Here are some frequently asked questions by Duo users regarding the PC app. 

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 PC app available 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 Google Duo on Windows 10, 8 & 7 PC or laptop 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!

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