Google Duo Now Lets You Share Photos with Friends — How it Works
Google Duo is available to Android and iOS users.
Google Duo is available to Android and iOS users.(Photo: The Quint)

Google Duo Now Lets You Share Photos with Friends — How it Works

Google Duo is no longer just a video chatting app for users on mobile and tablet. It now lets you share photos from your library with friends and contacts stored on your phone. All this seems like Google’s attempt to convert Duo into a possible competition to WhatsApp and even Messenger from Facebook.

Sharing photos might not be the first thing people look up to Google Duo for, but I guess there’s no harm in offering the feature anyways.

Google Duo can also be used to make internet-centric voice calls from the app, similar to how it works with WhatsApp and even Truecaller nowadays.

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However, it’s worth knowing that the photo sharing feature on Google Duo works outside of the app. This is similar to how you open the Gallery on your device, click on a particular picture and select Share to sent it via WhatsApp, email or even Instagram.

Click on Duo to share the photo from the app.
Click on Duo to share the photo from the app.
(Photo: The Quint)

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Once you tap on the Duo icon from the list as given above, you’ll be given the option to share the photo with up to five contacts from your list.

Share the photo with up to 5 friends.
Share the photo with up to 5 friends.
(Photo: The Quint)

According to a 9to5Google report, the images you’re sharing from Duo can be edited with a small note or maybe some emoticon.

Also, once you’ve sent the image, it’ll be visible to the user for up to 24 hours, after which it’ll disappear from their message feed, much akin to how it works on Snapchat and even Instagram for Stories these days.

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