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Google Duo Video Chat App is Available on the Web

This article is “off topic.” That is, it has nothing to do with privacy. However, it concerns one of my favorite video chat apps: Google Duo. I thought I would share this info with anyone else who is interested.

Google has begun the rollout of the web version of the video calling service, Google Duo. It has always been available on Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch), as well as on Android and Chromebooks. Now, it has been extended to the web. Anyone can use the web version of Google Duo on any operating system, making it easy for them to stay in touch with their family and friends irrespective of the device they use.

You can read more at:

Please note that conversations using Google Duo are not encrypted. In theory, other people could “tap into” your conversation although I suspect that is very difficult and probably unlikely. Still, if you want to have total privacy, use Signal at instead. Both Google Duo and Signal are available free of charge.

Categories: Cloud Services, Software

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