Parents' Guide to

Google Duo

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cross-platform video calls with fun features.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+
age 18+

the graetest of all apps

the is the best app i ever been on and it means when it says you can talk to family members.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Though there are other similar services available, this one attempts originality in that it's cross-platform and uses end-to-end encryption, which protects your submissions in transit. Video-chatting isn't restricted to users with the same device. Setting up Google Duo is a cinch -- and that's the most challenging part of the whole process. Once users complete the phone number verification, they can connect with contacts with one tap. While those connections are restricted to others on mobile devices with Google Duo also, they can seamlessly move from Wi-Fi to data connections without dropping a call. The ability to do group video chats with up to 12 others makes it easy to connect with multiple people. And playful effects and filters add some fun to the mix. Since you can only call people you know and there's no contact with strangers, it's relatively safe for kids to use with parental supervision.

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