Google Duo lets you call someone that don't have it installed

Google Duo now lets you call Android contacts without the app

If you look at the bottom of the screenshot below, you'll also notice a message at the bottom that allows you to block a caller from contacting you again.

"Duo will be a default calling service on all Android phones with Google services", said username wgn_luv on Reddit.

Google Duo calls are working on Android phones without the app installed, report users. The video-calling app from Google has between 100-500 million downloads, according to the Play Store.

The ability to make Duo calls to people without it installed on their end should make it more accessible and reduce the complaints that "none of my friends use it".

Its worth telling you that Google has updated its DUO with many useful features.

And in case a user hits a button to navigate away while the Duo call is connected, similar to how a full-fledged app functionality would allow you, it will show you a persistent notification icon that can bring the call back into view, at any point. It was first spotted by a Reddit user.

For someone without the app, they will see it as an incoming call with a view of your camera.

The post notes that it could be either Instant app or Play Services related. The feature only works with Android devices and, for now, seems limited in which devices can receive calls.

The new addition works exactly like a usual Duo call which includes the Knock-Knock feature through which you can see the preview of the caller before you pick it up. On other platforms like iOS, if a user wishes to make a Duo call to someone else, they will need the app on their phone. With the latest version of Google Duo, you can still successfully call a contact on your phone even if they don't have Duo installed on their end. This means Duo calls could be an option in the future Android dialer itself.

This feature has now been spotted on Android phones.

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