In March, Google increased the number of people in the group video call for its app duo from 8 to 12, with the aim of facilitating users during the COVID-19 epidemic.
New York: Google Duo’s new feature surpasses Zoom, Snapchat in video calling, and conferencing space.
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According to the details, group video calls, whether for friends, family, or office, have become a necessity in the situation caused by Coronavirus, and Zoom is popular among the users in this regard.
But now Duo users will also be able to make Duo group calls on the web, this way it will be able to compete with other apps.
Google Chrome is introducing support for making group calls with a new layout that allows you to see more people at once.
The process of inviting people for group calls is also being facilitated through Invite Ling.
A new Family Mode is also being added to the Duo mobile app, which will allow users to create doodles on the screen in real-time while also using masks and other effects will be available and they have been introduced with Mother’s Day effect.
In this mode, the mute and end call buttons will be hidden in the screen so as not to accidentally touch them.
In March, Google increased the number of people in a group video call for its app Duo from 8 to 12 and promised to increase it to 32.
Google Duo Product Manager Humberto Castanida explains that in Family Mode you’ll be able to use doodles, fun effects, masks and filters on video calls.
You must register with a Google Duo Account in order to use Family Mode. One-on-one and group video calls would include masks and other effects and the effect on Mother’s Day was added.
In April, Google further improved call quality in Duo.
For this purpose, the company used a new video codec technology called AV1, which is the successor to VP9.
The regular video call is less web-bandwidth than the AV1, as compared to the VP9, although the codec also supports the reliability of video calls.
Google said at the time that the Coronavirus epidemic had led to a significant increase in Duo’s usage, with video messages increasing by 800 percent.
According to the company, this is why it is changing its policy regarding video messages, which can be recorded and sent and can be saved automatically instead of expiring after 24 hours.
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