After advisory of WHO and ICMR everyone of us are working together to practice safe social distancing to stop the current coronavirus pandemic, we all have to stay home and avoid travelling, meeting friends and family. However to help us stay connected in this difficult time, Google has increased its group calling capabilities on its video conferencing android app Google Duo to allow up to 12 people into a single group call.
Google Duo previously had a limit of up to eight people only until now but has just raised it to 12 people. As you know due to Corona virus outbreak several cities have been put in lockdown mode, so video calling and video conferencing applications are really taking off now like never before.
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
India is currently facing a 21-day lockdown to contain the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. In a recent tweet, Sana Zahari, Google’s Senior Director of Product and Design inform that Duo, has increased the calling limit to 12 people to help people go through the corona virus pandemic.
The recent added functionality doesn’t require an update, as it works through a server-side switch, so there’s no need keep checking for a new version of Google Duo.
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