Google Duo is, as the company has described, “a simple 1-to-1 video calling app available for Android and iOS.” It’s doing well so far.
Its aim is to dumb down video calling as much as possible, though not in those words, of course. “Duo takes the complexity out of video calling, so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are.”
That philosophy of stripped down and simplified video calling is a success so far. Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted the news that Duo had exceeded 5 million Android downloads alone in its first week.
Google Duo now over 5M Android downloads in a week! https://t.co/ctwn131gYq
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) August 25, 2016