May 11, 2020

Google Duo feature push continues with family mode, 32-way calls and more

Back in March, Google increased the group video call limit on Duo from eight to 12 participants at a time in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the Internet search giant has announced that it will let Duo users make group calls on the web, starting as a preview on Chrome.

The support for group calls on Chrome will roll-out in the coming weeks along with a new layout that will let you see more people at the same time. Besides, inviting people to join a group call will also become easier with an invite link.

Additionally, Google announced a new Family Mode, that lets you doodle on screen in real-time while also applying masks and effects on yourself. It will also hide the mute and end call buttons from the screen to avoid accidental touches during a video call, but you’ll have to sign into Duo with your Google account to be able to use the Family Mode.

You will soon be able to make Google Duo group video calls on web

The masks and effects that are a part of the Family Mode will be available for one-on-one and group video calls for both Android and iOS users. They will roll-out starting this week with a Mother’s Day effect.

source: https://www.gsmarena.com/google_duo_group_video_calls_web_chrome-news-43118.php

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