Google’s Duo video calling app has been around for a few years now and is regarded as being one of the best options for Android if you’re looking for a quick and easy video calling platform. It’s technically been cross-platform for a while now with the iSO app, but good luck getting your Apple-using friends to install it.
Today, Google expanded its reach with Due by making it available on computers through a web browser. Due is currently compatible with Windows and Mac devices and will work in Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Microsoft Edge isn’t currently supported, but we could see that browser added to the list in the future. Similar to the Android and iOS apps, Duo for the web allows you to place and receive voice or video calls, just as long as both users are already registered with Duo.
Follow the instructions below to make or receive a Duo video or voice call from your computer’s web browser
How to place a Duo video call from your computer
- Open your web browser (Chrome, Safari or Firefox) and navigate to duo.google.com
- Log into your Google account
- When prompted, select yes to allow Duo to send notifications to your browser
- Select a contact and choose voice or video call
To receive Google Duo calls on your computer, you simply need to have your web browser open. When someone calls you through Duo, a browser notification will appear, allowing you to answer the call through the computer browser. Duo will also ring your phone at the same time, so you will have the option to choose which device you want to answer the voice or video call with.