Google’s answer to FaceTime, an app called Duo, has officially landed on iPad. While iPad users could previously use the app, they had to make do with a scaled-up iPhone version. In its latest update, Google Duo is now optimized for Apple’s tablet.
Duo claims to be the highest quality video-calling app, offering 720p HD video. It also introduced a few innovative features, like the ability to get a live video preview of the caller before you pick up and a video messages feature.
The big advantage it has over FaceTime, however, is the fact that you can use it to make cross-platform calls. While FaceTime is great if all your family and friends are Apple users, Duo is a great alternative if there are a few stray Android users in there, too.
Bringing Google services to iPad
As of late, Google seems to be bringing more and more of its services to iPad — or, at least, optimizing them for Apple’s tablet. Back in March, Google brought an optimized version of the Google Assistant optimized to iPad, having previously launched a version for iPhone the summer before.
If you want to download Google Duo, head over to the App Store where it’s available as a free download right now.