DUBAI – From now on, anyone can use the audio-only feature on Google Duo.
The new feature was announced by Duo’s technical lead Justin Uberti on Twitter on Monday, April 11.
Google Duo is Google’s take on Apple’s FaceTime.
Before, Duo just lets users to launch a video chat only.
Today, according to cnet.com report, users won’t be forced to use up extra data or battery making a video call because of the new feature.
To use this, toggle the top switch from video to audio.
There are certain differences that Duo and FaceTime have. FaceTime can only be used between people with Apple products, while Duo works on both iOS and Android devices.
FaceTime on iPhone is built into the dialer, Duo, on the other hand, is a standalone app.
Duo uses either Wi-Fi or cellular data to make calls.