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.
Step 3. Tap the settings option.
Step 4. In the ‘Settings‘ window, tap the ‘Call Settings‘ option.
Step 5. Tap on the ‘Knock Knock for this device‘ option.
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.
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.
Step 3. Click on the Settings button near the search bar.
Step 4. You can now toggle the ‘Knock Knock‘ option according to your preference.
Step 5. Proceed to use Duo as usual.
This is how you can easily control the Preview option on Google Duo.