Just 2 days after it started rolling out, Google’s new video calling app Google Duo has become the top free Android app in the US. Justin Uberti, Duo’s technical lead, shared the news in a tweet, where-in he also revealed that the app has been launched worldwide.
Open up Google Play on your Android device, go the ‘Top Free’ section, and you’ll find that Google Duo is the #1 app in this category. Facebook Messenger and Pokemon Go complete the podium. Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube Music complete the first page of the section.
Given the strength of its competitors, it looks like Google Duo has managed to raise a significant amount of interest among Android users.
It’s also worth pointing out that Google Duo has an average rating of 4.5, which is much better than the rating of Facebook (4.0), Facebook Messenger (3.9), and Snapchat (3.9).
In the Play Store’s “Top Free in Android Apps” chart, Duo currently sits in the top spot, ahead of other free apps such as Facebook Messenger, Pokémon Go (is that still a thing?), Facebook (for God’s sake, fix your Android app), Snapchat (code it correctly, dammit), YouTube Music, and Instagram. It’s entirely possible that this is just a temporary surge, but it’s nice to see that people are demonstrating interest right now.
After a limited initial launch in a number of countries around the world. Google Duo is now available globally.
Pick a loved one and jump right in, with a simple interface that brings video to the forefront.
See the caller before you answer with Duo’s live preview feature.
Experience faster and more reliable video calls whether you’re on Wi-Fi or on-the-go.
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