Make calls with Google Duo

You can make video or audio calls to anyone in your contacts. Learn how you can find and add people to call.

All calls, including international ones, are made through your mobile data plan or a Wi-Fi connection, so you won't use your mobile minutes. If you use your mobile data, charges may apply. 

Learn how to set up Google Duo.

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  • After you set up Duo for web, you can use Duo on your computer without your phone being turned on or nearby.
  • If you make calls from your computer, Duo won't use your mobile data.

Start a new video or audio call

To make a call on Duo for web:

  1. On your computer, go to If you’re new to Google Duo, learn how to set it up
  2. Select a contact. 
  3. Click Start call.
  4. Choose Video Video call or Voice Audio
  5. When you're done, click End call End call

To make a call on a Chromebook:

  1. If you don't already have Duo on your Chromebook, install and set up the Duo app.
  2. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher Launcher and then Up arrow Up arrow.
  3. Open Duo.
  4. Choose Video Video call or Audio Audio.
  5. Select a contact.
  6. When you're done, select End call End call.

Make calls from other apps

Call from Messages for Web

You can make Google Duo calls from Messages for Web.

1. On your computer, go to
2. On the left, select a Messages conversation or click Start chat.
3. Click Video call Video call.
4. When you're done, click End call End call.

If you don't see the video call icon, video calling isn't available for that conversation.

Important: Video calling is supported by Google Duo and your call will be started by Duo for Web. Google will check your contacts for video calling availability, but your contacts data won't be saved.


Note: If you've connected your phone number to any Google services, you may automatically be registered with other products, like Google Duo.