You can now use Google Duo on your computer

Google Duo on Web
Google Duo on Web (Image credit: Harish Jonnalagadda/Android Central)

Nearly three years after it was first launched in May 2016, you can now use Google Duo, Google's popular video chat app, on your computer.

To use Duo on your laptop or desktop, simply go to If you're already logged into your web browser with your Google account, there's no setup of any kind required.

You'll instantly see your Google Contacts list, can search by their name or number, and access various settings like blocked users, your call log, and Duo's Knock Knock feature.

The whole process is incredibly easy, especially compared to the whole QR code pairing process you have to go through with something like Google's Messages web client.

Check out Google Duo on the web

Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • Well, you can use it until they abandon it and introduce something that supposedly replaces it, anyway.
  • Edit: Oops, replied to the wrong post.
  • I only see an 'about' page and a great big fat Download button so maybe you know something they don't...
  • Same - just the download button and links to the mobile apps, no option to start a session at the link provided. Update - had to set it up on the phone first, all good after that!
  • This is from a desktop browser only. I see it there
  • no, we cannot, Naazzi google will cancel the service sooner or later, we're not iDiots :-)
  • Still waiting for the day this in integrated into my calling app, since the current option is and has been useless for quite some time.
  • It's integrated into mine. And my Messages app. And while I'm on a voice call.
  • This is great. About time! Very cool.
  • Progressive Web App?
  • I'm logged into Chrome on my main PC, but i still had give the Duo page my phone number, receive a SMS code, and type that code in, to complete set up. Wonder why it wasn't "no setup" as the article claimed ?
  • Doesn't work with Edge browser.
  • Until Edge switches over to Chromium
  • Great, but I'm surprised this wasn't available a lot sooner for older Chromebooks without Android apps.
  • Doesn't work if you use Edge or IE! I have no desire to use any other browser.