Google Duo hits 5 billion downloads on Play Store

Google’s top video calling app has now passed 5 billion downloads milestone Play Store.

While the download figures are certainly overdone due to the global pandemic and the fact that Google Duo ships with Android on millions of devices sold each year, the video calling app has become a mainstay in the ” Top Apps” of the Play Store. Recent bug It doesn’t seem to have reduced public appetite for the app.

For many devices that also use the Google Phone app, the ability to link up with Duo to be used as the default video calling app could also explain the massive downloads. Explanation aside, Duo is joining an exclusive club of first-party apps that have surpassed such number of downloads (via Android Police).

Duo is more than just a video calling app, but it also allows you to make voice calls on selected Smart Displays and Google’s own Nest Hub speaker. It’s a great way to stay in touch with your friends and family, regardless of their background, and is therefore a worthwhile download.

Google Duo hits 5 billion downloads on the Play Store.

Confusingly, this isn’t Google’s only video calling service, as the conferencing-focused Meet launched some time earlier in 2017, while Duo launched back in 2019. , Duo is a more consumer-focused option than Meet for businesses. Google planned to merge Meet and Duo, but this the merger collapsed late last year and it’s unclear what the future holds for Android’s default video calling app. Google Meet has been added to Gmail but is far behind Duo’s 5 billion downloads with the most recent milestone being 100 million milestone, reached almost two years ago.

We really hope that Google continues to develop and improve Duo, which is still a great video calling option that can be used on iOS-Android operating systems even with Added Facetime support through a web browser.

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James Brien

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