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How to set up Google Duo on Pixel and Pixel XL

Google Duo is high quality video calling apps for android and iOS users. Using this video calling app, you can easily make video calls friends or family member in your contact list that use Google Duo app. In this Duo app, video quality adjusts automatically. You can change Google Duo’s settings also in your pixel and other devices. It’s quite easy to set up Google Duo on pixel and pixel XL phone.

This Google Duo video calling app is more flexible and compatible with most latest android and iOS devices. Also chat with your friends using this Duo app. Your calls are encrypted so only you and caller person read or listen your chats. Let see step by step guide to set up Google Duo on Pixel and Pixel XL 7.1.2 devices.


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How to set up Google Duo on Pixel and Pixel XL 7.1.2

Here I will show you how to set up and use Google Duo on Google Pixel and Pixel XL devices. Also manage Google Duo settings in your device.

Set up Google Duo on Pixel and Pixel XL

Step 1: Download Google Duo app from play store

Step 2: Install Google Duo app in your pixel device

To use Duo app, agree Google’s terms and conditions in your device.

set up Google Duo on Pixel phone

Now give permission Duo to send & view SMS messages, Pictures & record video, Record audio and access your contacts.

Pictures & record video: Take your picture to see whoever calls you and you can see that person

Allow duo to send and receive messages on pixel

Record Audio: To hear your voice give permission to record audio

Access Contacts: Check which of your contacts list use Google Duo and another contact invite by you

Text message: Send text message to your contacts for invites to use Google Duo app

Verify your number to use Duo app in your pixel

Step 3: Enter your phone number

Your device will receive a verification code as text message. If message not work, try automated voice call to get code and use Duo app in your Google Pixel devices.

Allow Duo to access camera to make a video call on your pixel device.

How to make a call using Google Duo on Pixel

Step 1: Open Google Duo app

Tap contacts from bottom middle in your phone

Step 2: Tap on Contacts button

You can view list of contacts use Google Duo app and also view list of contacts invite.

 Step 3: Tap on contact and Duo will calling the selected contact

If the person you call has save your contact, they’ll see you while phone is ringing using Duo Knock Knock feature.

Tap on red button to end Duo call in pixel

Step 4: Tap on Red button from bottom center to end your call

When receive a call in your Google Duo, you’ll see caller looks if they have enabled knock knock in device. You can easily set up Google Duo on pixel device and make high quality video call using Wi-Fi.

How to control calls in Google Duo

While use Duo app in your device, tap & hold the screen and you can see camera and Microphone button on the screen.

How to control calls in Google Duo app

Camera: Tap camera button to switch camera during a Duo call

Microphone: Tap mute button to above video preview to mute your microphone during a Duo call on Google Pixel XL

How to change Google Duo settings on Pixel

Step 1: Open Google Duo app

Step 2: Tap on three vertical dots from top of the right side corner & touch Settings

You can view below screen in your Google Pixel and other android devices.

Google Duo settings on Pixel phone

Knock Knock: By default enable Knock Knock in your device so you can see who’s calling you.

Limit mobile data usage: By default enable limit mobile data usage. When reach the limit it will automatically stop videos.

Unregister phone number: Also unregister your Duo mobile number and you won’t be able to make or receive calls on Duo in your pixel device.

How to block Number on Duo in your Google Pixel

Step 1: Open Google Duo app

Step 2: Tap on three vertical dots from top of the right side corner

Step 3: Tap on Settings

Step 4: Tap on Blocked Number

How to block Number on Duo in your Google Pixel

Step 5: Tap Contact icon from top of the right side corner

Step 6: Select Contact want to block number on Duo

To unblock number, tap on contact already blocked and touch unblock in your android device.

That’s all. Do let us know you liked this tutorial or not. If you find above step helpful to set up Google Duo on Pixel and Pixel XL device, don’t forget to share with others.

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