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Google Duo Spotted Working on Android Smartphones Without the App Installed

Google Duo Spotted Working on Android Smartphones Without the App Installed

Well, that's not a problem anymore, as now you can make Duo calls to even those who don't have the app installed on their devices. After the call ends, they would see a pop up to install the app.

This feature could be deemed as a masterstroke for Google Duo app resulting in increased app usage. Recipients can answer the call by dragging up on the phone icon, mute their mic or change cameras, and hang up just like a regular Duo call. Well, we have good news- Google has not added that feature, allowing Duo users to dial up and video chat with anyone on their contacts list. If the user navigates away from the call while still connected, there is a persistent button that will put the Duo caller back into view.

The update that lets people make calls to those who do not have Duo installed in their device is meant to reduce the complaints that "none of my friends use Duo".

Those who tested the feature noticed that it works with audio-only calls as well.

Google Duo

Obviously this won't work when making calls to iPhones, but it makes life a little easier for Google Duo users - you don't necessarily have to fret about whether your contacts have Duo installed before placing a call. It enables an app to operate as a part of Android, even if it is not directly installed by the user. It appears to be a result of Google Duo merging into Play Services, although there is no official confirmation on that front. Additionally, these users will also get a notification, which will allow them to block a caller from contacting them, or if you choose to continue receiving calls.

Allo's supported App Preview Messaging since 2016, interestingly.

Google loves to introduce new apps from time to time and sometimes they become standalone options. It is available only to select developers via an early-access preview program but did not make its way to all users of the app.

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Brown set an National Football League record with 100-plus receptions in five consecutive seasons, including 101 this season. Brown returned to practice on Monday after suffering a calf injury against the New England Patriots in Week 15.


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