Google’s video messenger Duo now also runs in browsers like Chrome

Usage of Google’s video chat app, a major rival to Apple’s FaceTime, has grown strongly since its launch in 2016, thanks in part to a simple and clean interface that gives you a preview of a person’s face before you even answer the call. Photo: Coman Hamilton/dpa

Google is expanding the use of its increasingly popular video messenger, Duo. From now on, you’re also able to run video chats on this platform straight from your browser.

Chrome, Firefox and other browser users can now both start and answer calls from a browser client on desktop computers.

You need to be signed in with your Google account for it to work and you’ll also be asked to link Duo for
web with the Duo app installed on your Android or iOS phone.

Usage of Google’s video chat app, a major rival to Apple’s FaceTime, has grown strongly since its launch in 2016, thanks in part to a simple and clean interface that gives you a preview of a person’s face before you even answer the call. – dpa