Google ups Duo group calling limit from eight to twelve

Joanna Estrada
March 30, 2020

But according to the original announcement from Google's Sanaz Ahari, there's "more to come", so hopefully we'll get clarification on that point in the future. From now on it is possible to make video calls with up to 12 people at the same time.

This new change is probably very necessary as United States citizens are now stuck in their homes as the COVID-19 pandemic rises higher than everywhere throughout the world with 100, 390 confirmed cases in the USA alone. Google Duo has gained a lot of popularity across Android and iOS since past year when it picked up the ability to group call. And now the company is supported 12 people on a single call. The post said the current times made group calling even more critical.

You can download the app here from Play Store.

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The previous limit was 8, so that's a nice 50% increase. Along with this, before this app, only 8 people were able to make video calls simultaneously.

There was no extra update needed for the new feature.

However, the Web version of Google Duo has still not started to support this feature, so for now, it can only be done through the official app. Thankfully, this is a server-side rollout, so you don't need to manually update the app on your phone to enable this new functionality.

Houseparty is more like a casual take on video chatting and aims to make these conversations fun by adding trivia games to the app like Heads up, Chips and Guac, and quick draw.

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