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Google Duo gains support for Chromebooks and Google Pixelbook: Report

Google Duo setup process and functionality on Chromebooks is reportedly identical to Duo app on tablets.

  • Published: November 22, 2018 6:42 PM IST
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Google seems to have quietly extended its video chat service app, Google Duo, support to all Chromebooks. The search giant had previously rolled out Google Duo for few Chromebooks in September, but now according to Android Police, the video chat service might now be available for all Chromebooks.

The Google Duo is said to be functional on Samsung Chromebook Plus V1, ASUS C302, and ASUS C223, noted report. Even further Android Police folks were able to install it on a Google Pixelbook as well.

Some of the users on Reddit claimed it to working for their Chromebooks as well. One reader posted about the support on Acer Chromebook R13 as well. It is being reported that Google Duo setup process and functionality is identical to Duo app on tablets. Once you open the app, you’ll have the option to sign in with a Google account.

Once its connect Duo to your Google account, which is already connected to your phone number, you can simply start calling anyone from your contacts. Google had introduced a dedicated Google Duo interface for tablets in July this year. The company had also added multi-device app support along with it.

Google Duo multi-device support essentially means users can log in to multiple devices using one account at the same time, and the call ring will buzz on all devices together.

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Google Duo’s tablets app interface is a bit different from the smartphone app. The interface shows the video window in almost full screen, unified contacts search bar and more.

  • Published Date: November 22, 2018 6:42 PM IST