It was back in March when Google?added support?for a 12 person group calling for
its users on its popular video call app, Google Duo. Now, Google has ramped up
the limit for its Google Duo web client and will allow 32 people to take part in
a video call.
The announcement around this newly added limit was made by Sanaz Ahari, Sr.
Director of Product and Design at Google, on Twitter. Ahari wrote, ?Today one of
our most requested features for Duo, group calling on the web with up to 32
people, is starting to roll out on the latest version of Chrome?.
> 1/Today one of our most requested features for Duo, group calling on the web
with up to 32 people, is starting to roll out on the latest version of Chrome.
? Sanaz (@sanazahari) June 16, 2020
[https://twitter.com/sanazahari/status/1272906307260071936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] She also further added that the Google team has been ?working very hard making
sure group calls stay secure while on the web and are using the new WebRTC API
to accomplish this?. To use this feature all that Google Duo users need to do is
make sure they?re signed in with their Google account and then just tap the
?Create group link? button.
In March, Ahari mentioned that Google Duo is helping users connect with and see
their loved ones all around the world. She added that Google recognizes that
group calling is particularly critical during these trying times which is why
the company had increased the group calling limit from 8 participants to 12.
> We are grateful that Duo is helping users see their loved ones all around the
world. We recognize group calling is particularly critical right now. We have
increased group calling from 8 participants to 12 effective today. More to come.
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? Sanaz (@sanazahari) March 27, 2020
[https://twitter.com/sanazahari/status/1243397017868460033?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] During the Coronavirus pandemic, video calling apps like Zoom, Facebook
Messenger, and WhatsApp among others have been helping users to connect with
their friends, organize meetings, and more.
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