It's hard to imagine millions of people embracing an app that does the same thing those apps do, especially when people don't do that thing much anyway. Once Google fixes its few bugs, it will be everything a video chat app should be.
I'll probably cajole my girlfriend into using it, because she's the only person I video chat with and Duo is easier than Skype. But Google prides itself on tackling big problems with big solutions with the potential for big scale.
Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise. When I asked we do it by phone instead, he seemed dismayed, leading me to believe this was routine and a standard practice. They certainly would have issues with you refusing to enable yours so to expect you to be ok with not seeing them seems one-sided at the very minimum.
Video conferencing is useful at work, and Skype and Face Time are great ways to keep up with far-off loved ones. But video chatting demands undivided attention, lest you appear rude.
Etiquette guides, pro tips, and unwritten rules govern the interaction.
It should have been a phone interview if it wasn't a unknown technical problem.
I don't recognize the number, but that's normal.
only a few hours after writing this, I was involved in a virtual interview where we ended up not using my webcam because we were having system issues.
Hopefully the candidate doesn't think it was rude, though given they were the source of the issues... No worries, it's' a hard thing to get used to. I've found that if you have a fundamental disagreement with an answer you can usually address that in your own answer which has the side benefit of it being more likely to be read by more people.What's weird is it's a video call, from someone using Duo, Google's video chat app available today for i OS and Android.I probably know this person, because they'd need my number to make the call.(the Duo ad does a great job showing you all the cool things you can do with Knock Knock, but mostly I use it to make sure everyone's clothed.) Swipe up to answer, and you're on the call. You can use Duo to call anyone, but it seems designed largely for calling the same people over and over.Place a new call and the app offers two options: re-dial one of your most recent calls, or start a new one.Another possible legitimate reason - security regulations.