Use or share other apps while on a call

You can continue your Google Duo video call in a small window with picture-in-picture (PIP) while you use your phone. You can also share your screen to show photos and videos when you're on a call.

Important: These features are only available on Android 8 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Use picture-in-picture

  1. Open Duo.
  2. Start a video call.
  3. Tap your Home button.
    • For Android 8.0 and up, the Duo call will continue.
    • If your device doesn't support PIP, your video will pause but you'll still hear audio.

Remove picture-in-picture

Picture-in-picture turns off for a call when you:

  • Double-tap the PIP window and the call becomes full screen.
  • End the call.
  • Tap Close Close to close the PIP window.
  • Open another app in full screen. The video call will continue in the background.

Turn off picture-in-picture for Duo

  1. Open your device's Settings.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications and then Advanced and then Special app access and then Picture-in-picture.
  3. Tap Duo.
  4. Turn off Allow picture-in-picture.

Share your screen

Important: You won't be on camera while you share your screen. You can only share your screen on one-to-one calls.

  1. Open Duo.
  2. Start a video call.
  3. At the bottom, tap More More and then Screen share Screen share.
    • The other caller can accept or cancel your request to share your screen.
  4. To end your screenshare, tap Screen share Screen share.

Tip: If you can't find Screen share Screen share, tap More More and swipe left to find more controls.

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