The hard part is done. Now’s the time for fun.

  1. Walk up to your Nest Hub Max or other Google Assistant-enabled smart screen.
  2. Say “Ok Google, video call Joe” (you call whoever you want, but I’m calling Joe Maring).
  3. Now you can carry on a video call with your buddy. When you’re done, tap on on the red “hang up” button or say “Ok Google, hang up.”

Google Duo is a very capable video chatting app, with fun filters and effects, and it’s end-to-end encrypted. If you’d like to learn more about how to use the app, check out our guide with 15 tips and tricks.

How to make device-to-device video calls in your own home

Similar to the Drop In feature available on Amazon Echo speakers, you can message speaker-to-speaker within your own home with Google Assistant.

  1. Just say, “Ok Google, call (whatever you’ve named your other speaker)” or “Ok Google, video call (your other speaker).”
  2. As long as all of…

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