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Google Duo support for 32-person calls is now live in Chrome

Google Duo support for 32-person calls is now live in Chrome

Google has made good on its earlier promise to expand the number of participants in Duo video calls. Support for up to 32-person calls is now rolling out for Duo on Chrome, ramping up the platform's ability to scale to compete with Zoom calls. 

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You can now invite anyone to join a Google Duo group video call with a simple link

You can now invite anyone to join a Google Duo group video call with a simple link

The last few months have seen a skyrocketing use of video calling, be it for work or personal communication. Some services, like Zoom or Google Meet, made joining calls easier for groups of people by simply sharing a link, and now Duo is catching up to them.

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Google would really like to remind you that all Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted

Google would really like to remind you that all Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted

Since its launch in 2016, Google Duo has used end-to-end encryption for calls, messages, notes, and all kinds of communications carried through it. That encryption is one of the reasons we recommend using Duo to catch up with friends and family, but most users may not be aware of it. Now Google is boasting this privacy-centric approach for everyone to see, and while it's at it, it added the option to send more emojis to your contacts.

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Facebook Messenger Rooms brings its group-call experience to users around the world

Facebook Messenger Rooms brings its group-call experience to users around the world

Video calls have become an important way to stay in touch with friends and family during this time of isolation. There's already plenty to choose from, but now Facebook is giving us something new to consider as Messenger Rooms rolls out across the globe.

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Google Duo adds photo-taking feature, improved low-bandwidth performance and larger group calls coming soon

Google Duo adds photo-taking feature, improved low-bandwidth performance and larger group calls coming soon

Duo is one of Google's best products, because it does exactly what it advertises — cross-platform video calls — without any added fuss or complications. Last month, Google increased Duo's maximum participant count for group calls to 12 people, and now the company has a few more changes in the works.

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Google Duo increases group calling limit to 12 participants

Google Duo increases group calling limit to 12 participants

To stop the current coronavirus pandemic, we all have to stay home and avoid meeting friends and family. Sadly, it's not necessarily easy to keep in touch with loved ones, but video calling services like Google Duo help alleviate this issue. The system had a limit of up to eight participants until now but has just raised it to twelve, allowing for larger virtual gatherings during the pandemic.

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Google Duo adds a holiday video message effect

Google Duo adds a holiday video message effect

It's only been a few weeks since Duo added three fun Scooby-Doo effects for its video messages, but that's not reason enough for the team to rest on its laurels. In order to earn their candy-filled stockings and gifts under the tree, they had to give us a special holiday-themed effect and now it's live in the app.

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Google Duo testing a bottom bar UI during calls

Google Duo testing a bottom bar UI during calls

With phones getting taller and taller, Google has grown fonder of bottom bars in its apps. The latest app to get a new interface centered around moving essential shortcuts to the bottom is Google Duo.

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Google Assistant is adding WhatsApp voice and video call support

Google Assistant is adding WhatsApp voice and video call support

While Assistant is better integrated with Google's own services, its support for third-party messaging apps has been commendable. It can send messages via WhatsApp, Telegram, Viber, Facebook Messenger, and others, record and send voice notes from WhatsApp, as well as read incoming messages from many apps. However, it didn't support calls on any of these apps, but it's now adding that for WhatsApp.

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