Google Duo, the Mountain View giant's video calling app, has added support for group calls up to 12 people. The announcement was made by Sanaz Ahari, Senior Director of Production and Design at BigG. Ahari communicated the (beautiful) news via a Twitter post.
Recognizing the importance of group calling in current situation, where populations are forced to the "lockdown" imposed by various governments, Ahari has announced that the function will be effective immediately. With people who remain locked in the house in an attempt to lower the contagion curve from coronavirus, group calls and messaging are the only way to to communicate and keep in touch with friends, relatives, partners, work colleagues and so on.
“We are proud that Duo is helping users stay connected with their loved ones all over the world. We recognize that group calls are particularly important at the moment – says Google on Twitter – Today we have increased group calls from 8 participants to 12 actual. #AllInThisTogether # COVID19 ″. The new addition is undoubtedly excellent news for all people who use Google Duo as their main video call app.
At the time of the official launch, which took place in 2016, Google Duo did not support group video calls. Last year, the Californian giant finally decided to add support for group calls for a maximum of four people. Within a month, Google added support for up to eight people in a single group call, leading to the decision to extend to 12 people.
The really very simple procedure: just open the app, add 11 people in a group and start chatting. When the user starts the app, can slide upwards to view the contacts, touch the Create group option and add up to 11 people. Finally, just click on Finish which is located at the bottom of the screen and give a name to the group, before pressing Start. The web version of Google Duo does not yet support group calls.