If these safeguards don’t work, users can easily report objectionable behavior to Video Chat Rounds and Facebook using one of several links.
This ensures predators or those trying to expose themselves will be banned from the app and possibly have their Facebook account terminated.
Two devices with the same software initiate a connection, you wait for the video to load, and if you're lucky the connection is good enough for a conversation to happen at a close to real world cadence.
The technology surrounding video chat has changed in amazing ways, but the act of starting that conversation and having that conversation remains mostly the same.
The app had sought to differentiate itself from the shallow interactions and unwanted nudity of random video chat sites like Chatroulette by letting users play games, share virtual gifts, and cooperatively browse Facebook or You Tube through the app.
Now it will try to offer a similar service without succumbing to objectionable content or sacrificing privacy.
A user’s full name is immediately available to their chat partner.
The connection is already smoothed out because of Knock Knock, and all of the settings and controls disappear so there's nothing on the screen but you and the person you're talking to.
Assuming that happens, Duo has the potential to be a huge deal when it comes to showing people that video chat isn't clunky and mechanical anymore.
It's possible that Duo can start the process of encouraging people to use video chat as though it were a normal thing, and not just for special occasions and meetings.
When I'm not around, things frequently go differently.
It's easy to be frustrated by video chat when it doesn't "just work" the first time.