One of the most awaited and anticipated video calling app, Google Duo, has now been around for nearly two months. Google Duo is a simple, easy to use, and fast video calling app meant for Android and iOS phones. Thankfully, Google Duo can also be used with the Windows devices.

This app can be easily downloaded for Windows PC. You can make a video call to your friends and family for free using Google Duo app. Yes, the app is free. But remember that the data charges may apply depending upon your internet connection.

The app was launched in 78 languages for both Android and iOS users. Google Duo, just like the other Google Apps, is pretty easy to use. We have outlined the simple steps below to download Google Duo to your Windows PC or laptop.

Duo Authentication for macOS Logon prompts for secondary approval when you log in to your Mac. Once installed, Duo authentication is required for new console logons, but not when unlocking the screensaver or you're already logged-on and just waking the system from sleep. Aug 28, 2021 Step 1: Go to the web browser of your Mac PC, type in as Google Duo and click the search icon. Step 2: Open the official web page of Google Duo app from the search result ( Step 3 (a): If you are new to Google Duo, then you should click on I’m new to Duo option. Proceed to Step 4 (a). Google Duo for Mac.

Quick Intro About Duo App

The app is incredibly easy to use from the beginning till the end. Install the app and at the time of setup it will ask you for your phone number. Once set up, it will use your contacts list to connect to people. You don’t need to create a separate Google account to use this app. With one account you can do it all.

It is one of the most recent, high-profile video calling apps and thus is expected to be more advanced and evolved. The good news is that it is. While you may experience snags and interferences during video calling in other apps, Google takes care of this in this app. You just need a good and reliable internet connection. If you have Windows OS 7 or any other higher version, you can use this app on your PC easily.

Download Google Duo for PC & Mac computer

Here is the simple step by step guide to download Google Duo for Windows PC. You can follow the same steps to download and install Duo on your Mac computer too.

  • Firstly, you are going to need an Android emulator on your computer. The Android emulator creates the Android environment on your PC or Mac and allows you to use just about any Android App.
  • BlueStacks and Droid4x are the two most reliable and widely used Android emulators. You can download them from their respective official websites.
  • Once the emulator is installed, open it on your computer.
  • Find the search button and enter the keyword ‘Google Duo’
  • You will see the app in the Google PlayStore
  • Click on the Install button to install the app on your computer.
  • Start the Google Duo app and enter your phone number during setup. You will be sent a verification code on the same phone number. Enter the code for verification.
  • You are now all set to use Google Duo on PC or Mac.

Features of Google Duo

Here are some of the important features of this app:

  • Fast and reliable video calling
  • Simple and easy to use app with a very user friendly interface
  • There are little snags, lags, or hiccups during the video calls
  • Google Duo comes with a Knock-Knock features that allows you to see the video of the caller even before answering the call
  • The app is highly secure with end-to-end encryption
  • If the internet connection fails during the call, the video call is automatically reconnected when the connection is resumed
Product & Engineering

Duo’s mobile development team has been working on updates to our authentication application, Duo Mobile, with new features for iOS, including Apple Watch and Touch ID.

Two of Duo’s software engineers, Omar Abduljaber and Boyang Zhu, headed to the Apple offices a few weeks ago to test Duo Mobile on the Apple Watch before it was released.

We built the technology to work with Apple Watch, but we couldn’t test it sufficiently until we could gain access to a real, working Apple Watch. When we got to Apple Headquarters and tried it on a real Apple Watch, it worked perfectly the very first time. We knew we had the first two-factor authentication for the Apple Watch and we’re thrilled to share it with the world. - Omar Abduljaber, Software Engineer II

Our updates to Duo Mobile are ideal for enterprises that need to secure personal devices, like Apple Watch. Now you can block data breaches with just a few taps on your wrist.

Check out how they work:

Duo Mobile for Apple Watch (Available Shortly)

Users can now approve login requests and generate passcodes from an Apple Watch. Upon receiving a push notification, users with a paired Apple Watch will also see the notification on their watch.

Users can approve the login or deny the login request without ever touching their phone.

Security just got personal - Apple Watch’s Taptic Engine is a linear actuator inside the device that produces haptic feedback, meaning it literally taps you on the wrist whenever you receive an alert or notification. That means you’ll feel a tap whenever a login request is sent via Duo Mobile, letting you quickly log in or deny the request.

Users will also be able to generate passcodes from the Duo Apple Watch app. Simply launch the app from the watch and tap an account to generate a passcode for that account.

Using Touch ID

Duo Mobile for iOS now supports Touch ID for Duo Push-based logins, an additional layer of security to verify your users’ identities. Duo Mobile for Touch ID is available with our Duo Access and all iOS devices excluding Apple Watch.

Users that require Touch ID authentication on iOS devices will now see a Touch ID prompt each time they authenticate via Duo Mobile.

That way, there’s no confusion about what you need to do in order to authenticate. Alternatively, you can use your device passcode to verify your identity. If you fail to verify your identity multiple times, you’ll be temporarily unable to authenticate via Duo Mobile.

Using Notification Actions

Users can now approve login requests directly from the lock screen. Upon receiving a Duo Push request, swipe left on the lock screen to reveal notification actions. This is available for Duo Mobile 3.8 only.

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Or swipe down from a banner notification to reveal notification actions.

You can even use notification actions for a missed push notification by swiping left on the notification in the notification tray.

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In user testing, we found that using notification actions cut down the time it takes to complete the authentication process nearly in half.