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This article was published on March 27, 2020

Houseparty who? Google Duo now supports 12 people on a video call

Houseparty who? Google Duo now supports 12 people on a video call
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

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. 

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!

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