It feels great to know that Google’s increasingly popular video-calling app Duo is finally rolling out multi-device support. You can now sign into the Dup video calling app on multiple devices. Some users have been able to access the app on a separate device, which means using two devices for a single account. It works on Android devices, and you can as a matter of fact have people call you with Duo ringing on both devices simultaneously.
Not every user has seen it, but don’t worry as this won’t take long—it is a functionality that has come to stay—trust me! As a matter of fact, it might take a couple of more days more before it gets to everyone.
To enable the new multiple-device functionality, simply double check just to be sure you have linked your Duo account with your Google account. Also, having it connected to your registered phone number will enable the multi-device support to work.
While your primary device gives you the option to delete your Duo account, the secondary one does not. You can, however, sign out of the second device so you can change accounts or log in with a different registered phone number.
Last May Google added an email address option so you can call your buddies via their Gmail address. Version 31 of the app now gives you the option to link your Google Account with the service.
“To connect with other people easily, link your Google Account to Duo. People with your Google Account, like your Gmail or phone number on Duo, can see that you use Duo and call you using the app.”
Want to add your Google Account right away? Here is how:
Open the Duo app.
Tap Menu > Settings > Google Account.
Tap the Google Account you want to add. If you don’t already have an account added to your device, tap Add account.
Follow the step on the screen.
You can also remove your account by following the same process as you would when adding your Google Account.
Against all odds, the video calling app has done pretty well compared to Allo, which was launched at about the same time as the former. Though, a slow starter, the developers have continued to add several popular features, and no wonder things are beginning to look up for the app that is barely two years old.
Earlier in the year, it added Google added video voicemail support. The update allows you to send your message across to those contacts that are usually too busy to pick your video calls.
You can leave up to 30-second messages for your contacts who will in turn be able to see them in the Duo app. Your contacts could decide to respond to the video voicemail message once they see it. You can also decide to either pick the video call or let it go to videomail.