Start a Video Call with One Tap using Action Blocks

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You can start a Video Call to your special friend or family with one tap on your Android Mobile Phone or Tablet. You can use Google Accessiblity Action Block App to create a tile or block on your on your Android Device. Action Blocks make it easy for anyone who needs special assistance to the child that wants to video call their parents or grandparents, to an emergency video call so you can show where you are and what you need.

Make A Video Call using Google Action Blocks

We’re going to show you how to use Action Blocks to set up your Google Duo Call. You will need Google Action Blocks from the Google Play Store, Your Android tablet, or phone, and the Google Duo App as well.

  • Once you install Google Action Blocks, you’ll see it on your home screen on your Android device (tablet or mobile phone).
  • Open up the Google Action Blocks app. You will then see the home screen to create your Action Block.
  • Click ‘+ Create Action Block’
  • Choose from the options given: We are going to select “Start Video Call“. If you have the latest version of Android, then you should have the Google Duo App, already installed.
  • Action Blocks will ask you what you want the Action Blocks to do. The default is: “Place a video call to Mom using Duo”. Isn’t that sweet? Well, I want to give Brian a video call, so here goes! Edit the phrase to say “Place video call to [Brian] using Duo“. Press “Test Action” and watch Google Assistant do its ‘thing’ to call Brian.
  • Tap the Next button. You will be prompted to pick an image from your photo library, camera, or a symbol from Google’s default icons. You may have a picture of Mom, or Brian, or the person you want to video call, now is your chance, otherwise, you can pick a stock symbol and come back and edit later.
  • Then you’ll need to enter 2 to 4 words description for the Action Block button. My Example: Video Call Brian
  • Making a video call just became really easy.

I hope that you enjoy making Video Calls using Action Blocks. Take Care and Remember: Don’t Hate. Automate.

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