People living far away from their home often feel the need for video calling. With every passing day, the options for video calling apps are increasing making people confused on which is the most suitable one.
There are numerous video calling apps available in the Play Store, which often tend to confuse people on which one to opt for. These apps include Skype, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger and the latest addition to the list is Google's Duo.
Prior to launching its most talked about messaging app, Allo, Google came up with its video calling app Duo.
So, we at GizBot, trying to make life easy for you come up with the comparison of Google Duo and our most favorite and commonly used app, Skype. Read more to know which one suits you the best.
Often it happens that if an app has a long and hefty login process, the users get irritated and usually delete the app. Skype, even though widely used, has several steps to follow to sign up as a Skype user.
Whereas, with Google Duo, you can just simply and very easily sign up with their already existing Google account in seconds. So Google Duo is sort of user-friendly.
Save Data Using Google Duo
Video calling usually includes a huge amount of data, and same goes for the Skype users. However, that's surely not the same for the Google Duo users.
With Duo, a user can save data with its Knock Knock option. All you need to do is switch the toggle OFF and here you go. Whereas, with Skype, there's no such option to save your data.
So, if someone has a limited data and wants to save it, Google Duo is the option for you.
Want Both Voice and Video Calling Facility?
Although you are living far from family and friends prefers video calling to connect to their close ones, what if there's an emergency need and you don't have sufficient credits on your phone? The video is surely not an apt option in this situation.
This is were Skype stands out as compared to Google Duo. Skype users can go for both video and voice calling, that's not the same for the Duo users. Duo only supports video calling feature.
If a person wishes to try for a group calling, Duo is surely not the option for them. Google's Duo doesn't still have a group calling option. However, with Skype, users can very easily have a group chat.
Google Duo offers only person-to-person calling, and no group calling or instant messages, unlike that of Skype.
Availability of Both Duo and Skype
Google Duo is by far just available on iOS and Android phones. Whereas, Skype can be used on virtually everything.