Download Google Duo for simple, free video calling that connects everyone

A new video calling app lets you chat with your friends on Android or iPhones just as easily as FaceTime.

FaceTime rules on iPhone but until now Android folks have found video calling way more complicated.

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Now Google is trying to change that with a simple, free app called Google Duo that lets you make video calls to both Android and iPhones. I highly recommend you download and use it since it will allow you to connect with your friends, no matter what phone they are using.

Keep in mind you will both need to install the app – sign up is super simple. All you need is your phone number. No Google account or third-party account necessary. It can’t get much simpler than this.

Also, I've noticed that the video quality on Duo is better than FaceTime. Google says it has worked to make your video calls look great whether you're on WiFi, cellular or a combination of both.

Finally, some of you are still on cellular plans that don't allow "FaceTime over cellular" and Google Duo will help you get around this limitation. Just keep in mind if you are not in a WiFi coverage zone Google Duo video calls will use your mobile data plan.

Download:

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-duo-simple-video-calling/id1096918571?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.tachyon&hl=en