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Just tap their pic on the homescreen and launch right back into it. In many ways, Duo is like Apple's Face Time, but for all platforms. You can look at his face, but then it's like you're sheepishly avoiding his gaze.
The problem isn't the app so much as chatting on camera. Or you can do what I do: Watch the small thumbnail of yourself.
Everyone texts, usually with emoji and GIFs and little punctuation.
This back-and-forth is ever quicker, easier, and interactive, not appointment-based and long-lasting.
Almost everyone already has a video-chatting app, be it it Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Viber, Face Time, or even Google's own Hangouts.