So far during the video chat in Google Duo, only 12 people could join together, but now the company has increased this limit to 32.
Last month news about the video calling app Google Duo was reported that the company is going to change the limit soon. At the same time, the company has increased the number of people joining video chats to 32 instead of 12. This is not the first time the limit has been changed, but at the beginning of the lockdown, the company increased the limit from 8 to 12, and now it has been increased to 32 to facilitate people and connect them to more and more loved ones. That is, 32 people can be part of a video chat at a time.
Sanaz Ahari Lemelson, Senior Director Product & Design, Google Duo, announced the addition of 32 people to the video chat via a Twitter account. It has also said that this feature will be available only on the latest version of Chrome. That is, if you want to video chat with 32 people, then it is necessary to have the latest version of Chrome. However, make it clear that this feature will be available only on the web version. A poster has also been made in the information revealed.
Google Duo locks this functionality only to group calls — not that that’s entirely surprising — which means you’ll need to tap “Create Group” in the Android or iOS apps. This isn’t possible from the web, unfortunately. On a Chromebook, the link will launch the Duo Android app if it’s available.
Once a group call has been created, you’ll see a Google Duo invite link at the bottom of the screen before starting the call, and after a call is started the “Share Link” button will appear under a three-dot menu. If you’re the one joining a group call, you’ll see a list of who’s already joined before you actually tap the “Join Group” button.
If you want to take advantage of the new service of Google Duo, then after opening the Google Duo app on the web version, add people from the contact list who want to video chat with them. You can add 31 people to it and 32 people will join you in the chat. It will also be very convenient for those working from home.
Having said this, during the lockdown, not only Google Duo but many video calling apps introduced new updates and features. At the same time, by increasing its video chatting limit, Google Duo can compete with popular apps like Zoom and Skype in the market.