It is recently that the most widely used messaging apps like WhatsApp and Hike Messenger had rolled out video calling features for its users. Surprisingly, the newly introduced video calling features are taking over the old ones, including Google Duo.
It's not so long ago that Google had come up with a simple video calling app called Google Duo. However, with the newly released video calling feature by WhatsApp and Hike Messenger, Google Duo is supposedly losing its popularity and number of subscribers.
We at GizBot have come with 5 reasons why Google Duo is losing popularity due to the new video calling feature introduced by WhatsApp and Hike Messenger.
WhatsApp and Hike Messenger's Video Calling Feature is Easy-to-use
Yes! WhatsApp and Hike Messenger users can use the video calling feature with just a click. Whereas, that's not the case with Google Duo.
With Duo, it is not as easy to use for all users as people are not very accustomed to the app like they are with both WhatsApp and Hike Messenger.
Google Duo Interface Restricted Just to Video Calling
Yes! Unlike that of WhatsApp and Hike Messenger, Google Duo only allow users to make video calls. However, with WhatsApp and Hike, users can send messages, edit photos and so much more.
WhatsApp and Hike Video Callings Feature is Faster
With WhatsApp and Hike, a user can make a video call with just a click. Whereas, with Google Duo, the users first need to click on the video calling option, select the friend they want to make a call to, and then the app will use its 'Knock Knock' feature until your friend takes the call. So, with Google Duo, the users might have to wait longer.
WhatsApp and Hike Have Billions of User Base
As compared to that of Google Duo, WhatsApp and Hike Messenger has over billions of users across the world. This is perhaps one of the major drawbacks on Duo losing its popularity. Additionally, Duo is also not expected to match up to the numbers anytime sooner.