What is Preview on Google Duo

What is Preview on Google Duo

Google Duo is the official competitor to Apple’s Facetime app and features everything that Facetime offers and more. Like Facetime, users can enjoy HD audio and video calls, but unlike Facetime, Duo does not require a dedicated account. YOu can use Duo without a Google account as well.

One of the more unique features of Duo is the Preview option. This allows you to see a glimpse of who is calling you provided they have enabled the ‘knock knock‘ feature on their app.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how you can enable or disable the preview feature on Google Duo.

Case 1 – On your smartphone

Step 1. Open the Google Duo app on your device.

Step 2. In the search bar, click on the ‘three-dot icon‘. You will now see a drop-down menu.

 

What is Preview on Google Duo

 

Step 3. Tap the settings option.

Step 4. In the ‘Settings‘ window, tap the ‘Call Settings‘ option.

 

What is Preview on Google Duo

 

Step 5. Tap on the ‘Knock Knock for this device‘ option.

 

What is Preview on Google Duo

 

Step 6. Now, if you want your contacts to see a live video of you before they receive your call, turn on the toggle. If you want to maintain privacy, you can turn it off.

 

What is Preview on Google Duo

 

Case 2 – On the Computer

Step 1. Open the web browser on your Desktop/Laptop.

Step 2. In the URL bar, enter duo.google.com.

 

What is Preview on Google Duo

 

Step 3. Click on the Settings button near the search bar.

 

What is Preview on Google Duo

 

Step 4. You can now toggle the ‘Knock Knock‘ option according to your preference.

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What is Preview on Google Duo

 

Step 5. Proceed to use Duo as usual.

This is how you can easily control the Preview option on Google Duo.