How to Make a Video Call With the Google Duo App on a Galaxy Phone

Last Update date : Aug 29. 2021

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You can get in touch face-to-face with friends and family anytime using Wi-Fi or Cellular Data. With the Google Duo app, you can easily make video calls on your Samsung Galaxy phone. For most Android OS versions, you don't even have to download the app. Find out how you can make a video call with your Galaxy phone here.

Before you try out the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. To update your mobile device's software, follow these steps: 

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Enjoy face time with Duo, the simple video call app

If your Galaxy phone has an Android OS version 10.0 (Q) or higher, Google Duo is probably the built-in video calling app for your device and you will not need to download it. You can enjoy video calls with high-quality audio and video with anyone using the Duo app. Follow the steps below to make a video call:

Note: Availability of Google Duo service may vary depending on network provider and device model.

Step 1. Open the Phone app, and then tap the Keypad tab.

Step 2. Dial the phone number of the person you want to video call, and then tap the Duo icon to the left of the phone icon.

duo video calling

Alternatively, you can make a video call directly to saved contacts in the Contact app. Select the contact you want to make a voice call, and then tap the Duo icon.

duo video calling in contact app


  • On some devices, the video call icon may appear instead of the Google Duo icon.
  • Make sure that both your phone and the receiving phone have an internet connection, either a Wi-Fi network or are using cellular data.

What if the Duo app is not the default video calling app?

Even if the Duo app on your Galaxy phone is not the default video calling app, depending on your device model, you can either:

  1. Find the app in the Google folder on the Apps screen. The Duo app is already installed on most Galaxy phones.
  2. Download the app from the Google Play Store if it isn't already installed.

Setting up the Duo app

When you first use the Duo app, it requires additional setup, but it's easy. Just sign into your Google account and follow a couple of quick steps.

Step 1. Select the Country code and enter your phone number.

Step 2. Once you get the Verification code, enter the code.

duo app setup

Note: Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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