And it can also be disabled, but keep in mind that if you turn it off, you won't send your stream to your contacts but you also won't get theirs when they call, regardless of whether or not they have it enabled or disabled.

All you need to contact someone on Duo is their phone number, which more often than not you already have for all the people you might want to video call.

Part of what made Whats App so popular as a messaging client, and then again as a Vo IP alternative, was the low-entry barrier (plus free price and multiplatform support).

I don't usually start off a post with the impact points right at the beginning.

But I want to lay these out first -- because they're so vital to solid message writing -- and we'll get into the "whys" and the "hows" in a moment.

If I dare say it, it's the millennial's () approach to video calls.

Once that foundation is built and trust is gained with users, I'm sure Duo will start adding more traditional options and filling the gaps for a more demanding user base.

Simplicity is the name of the game with Duo and that starts with the setup.

Once you've installed the app, all you have to do is agree to a couple of permission requests if you're running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or above, then type your phone number. Once the code is there, you're inside and looking at your own sexy (or not) face through the front camera window.

Chase woke up one day in 2004 tired of being alone.