Forced into the house by the coronavirus, video calls have become a means of sharing for friends and relatives, and because they are not useful for work activities. To this end, Google has updated its popular Duo chat app, increasing the limit of users who can participate in group videos, which go from eight to 12. This will make calls even more fun, being able to actually organize real own digital parties.
Last year, Google added the group call to Duo with a limit of eight users, the same as the Houseparty messaging app, now owned by the creator of Fortnite. remember that, in the meantime, Skype supports up to 50 users during group video calls, while FaceTime supports up to 32 users, as long as everyone has Apple devices. Google's Meet by Hangouts apps, on the other hand, support up to 100 participants, but only if you are a corporate user of G-Suite.
However, the news of the Duo update was tweeted by Google communications manager, Sanaz Ahari Lemelson:
We recognize that group calls are particularly critical right now. Today we increased group calls from 8 participants to 12 actual
The update occurred on the server side, therefore it is not necessary to update the mobile app or take other actions in order to increase the number of participants.
At this address we explain how to make calls and video calls with Duo using Google Home and Nest Hub.