of time making video a priority this year, and its latest initiative involves the Messenger app.
But Duo lets you place video calls between Android and i Phone users, and sizably increases the universe of people with whom you can hold a video conversation.“You shouldn’t have to worry about whether your call will connect, or if your friend is using the same type of device as you are,” Google said in a statement, in a veiled jab at Apple. Google’s apps generally work better on Android devices than on i Phones, so the more that people get hooked on Google’s core apps, the less incentive there is to stay loyal to Apple.
Nick Fox, Google’s head of communication products, said the top priority with Duo was to build a great product and to increase the use of video calling among Android users.
To kick things off, just start a group text chat as you would normally; you'll now see a button in the top corner that lets you ring the participants for a video chat.
Given how Messenger is quickly becoming one of the most dominant communication platforms out there, it makes perfect sense for Facebook to add this feature in -- it's a little surprising it took this long, to be honest.
Over the last few years, Google has increasingly offered its important software and internet services, including Google Maps, Google Photos and Google Docs, to i Phone customers.
All of those apps were compelling alternatives to Apple’s proprietary apps, like Apple Maps, Photos and Notes, because they work on a wider variety of devices, including Macs, Windows PCs, Android devices and i Phones. People can only use Face Time to call others who have Apple devices. adults never make video calls on mobile.”All of this feeds into Google’s strategy to attract i Phone users over to Android.If you want to try out Facebook's vision for group video chat, the app update is rolling out for i OS and Android today.Parents need to know that Monkey -- have fun chats randomly connects teens with other Snapchat users for a 10-second video chat.The terms of service allow users ages 13 and older, but there's no verification of age.Google and Apple have battled each other for years for primacy over mobile users.They can add more time or add the person on Snapchat to continue the connection.