Google offers data rewards to use Duo in the Philippines

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Credit: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/7/17087830/google-duo-video-messages-voicemail-feature-update

A few weeks ago, we published a report per Android Police on plans by Google to introduce a reward scheme for potential Duo users. Turns out that Google has actually started rewarding users who introduce their friends to the video-calling app.

The scheme will reward users in the Philippines with data when they invite their friends who in turn registers with any number previously unused by them on the app.

Rewards, according to Google, will be entirely based on “where you live and the services you have,” Google said in a blog post. For those in the Philippines where the pilot test is being carried out prior to a global launch [if possible], you can earn data if you are a prepaid customer on Smart or Globe.

You can invite friends with a unique invitation link in Duo. Below are the step-by-step guide on how you can share your unique invitation link with others:

  1. Open Duo.
  2. Above your contacts list, tap Invite friends Share invite link.
  3. You’ll only see prompts to invite your friends if you’re eligible for rewards.
  4. Optional: Near your invite link, you can find and read the reward details.
  5. To invite someone in your contact list:
  6. Choose a contact tap Send.
  7. To invite someone not in your contact list:
  8. Tap Share link.
  9. Choose an app tap Send.

For all your efforts, Google will reward you with data, which can then be used to call your friends and probably do other things. After the process is completed, you will receive your reward automatically from your carrier.

Google’s video-calling app Duo has over 500 million downloads recorded in its favor in the Play Store. That is not a bad stats for an app that just clocked two years. Though, Duo did not hit the ground running, it eventually picked up a couple of months after launch.

Duo finally rolled out multi-device support in July—an indication that Google is pushing ahead with plans to keep the app regardless of the competition out there. 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.

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.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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