As video calling services are growing more popular during the coronavirus crisis, Google is expanding the number of people you can chat within a group call on its Duo app from eight to 12.
The company’s senior director of product & design, Sanaz Ahari, made the announcement on Twitter just a few hours ago. 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.
We are grateful that Duo is helping users see their loved ones all around the world. We recognize group calling is particularly critical right now. We have increased group calling from 8 participants to 12 effective today. More to come. #AllInThisTogether#COVID19
— Sanaz (@sanazahari) March 27, 2020
Last year, the company added the ability for eight people to join a video call — same as competitor Houseparty — on the app. The limit has been increased right when more people are looking to connect with their friends through video calls.
Good guy, Google!