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Google I/O: Duo aims to make video calls on the fly much faster and simpler

And creep out all call receivers in the process

Google I/O: Duo aims to make video calls on the fly much faster and simpler
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Along with Allo, Google's new smarter messenger app, a new video calling app called Duo is due to hit iOS and Android this year which makes video calls much faster and simpler than before.

How has it achieved that? Well, by stripping back every single unnecessary feature. You simply open the app and tap on a contact's icon to call them immediately.

The best - and most creepy feature - is that the receiver will see a live version of your face before they even answer. Imagine your confused parents' faces squinting at the screen at you while you consider whether to answer or not. Imagine it.

Oh, and the call won't drop out if you switch from WiFi to data.

It's about time.