What are the differences between Google Voice and Google Duo?

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Let us understand the concepts of Google Voice and Google Duo before learning the differences between them.

Google Voice

It is used to make calls to all Google users all over the world and was launched in the year 2009. It provided a lot of features along with voice calls like free messaging, blocking unwanted numbers, showing call history, etc. It is an internet-based telephony service.

Features

The features of Google Voice are as follows −

  • Call forwarding
  • Voice mail service
  • Text message
  • International call termination
  • Free of cost
  • Call history
  • Call screening
  • Blocking of unwanted calls

Advantages

The advantages of Google Voice are as follows −

  • Simple to use
  • Internet only service
  • Call forwarding
  • Calls on smartphones
  • Good connectivity

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Google Voice are as follows −

  • Limited Functionality
  • International support is not there
  • Multiple numbers on single account
  • Remove empty messages
  • Not available in all of the countries

Google Duo

It is a mobile app used for video chat launched in the year 2016 by Google, It is available on the Android and iOS operating systems.

To use Google Duo, we don't need to install any other video calling app as it is pre-installed on the latest Android devices. Google makes this app simple. There is no need to register an account to use this app. It is compatible with Android and iOS devices.

Features

The features of Google Duo are as follows −

  • When data connection or Wi-Fi connection is excellent, it works well.
  • The audio quality never degrades
  • The conversations over Google Duo are protected.
  • We can preview of person calling in Google Duo by using Knock Knock
  • Automatically switches between Wi-Fi and mobile data

Advantages

The advantages of Google Duo are as follows −

  • Easy to use
  • Simplicity
  • End-to-end encryption
  • High definition calls.
  • Video calls include up to 12 people for basic version

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Google Duo are as follows −

  • Privacy reputation
  • It’s not most popular
  • Difficult to enrol users
  • Delay in sign in process

Differences

The major differences between Google voice and Google Duo are as follows −

Google VoiceGoogle Duo
It was launched in the year 2009 by GoogleIt was launched in the year 2016 by Google
Google voice offers voice calls and messaging but not video callsDuo provides voice and video calls
Google Voice offers text messaging.Duo does not offer text messaging
Google voice has less number of users.Duo has a comparatively more number of users.
Google voice does not provide services for group creationDuo provides services for group creation.
Google voice only 2 people can be involved in calls.In Duo up to 12 people can join in calls
raja
Updated on 23-Mar-2022 12:31:26

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