With most of the world now spending more time indoors due to the coronavirus, we have seen a surge in remote work, with most companies taking their businesses online. Google has decided to boost user experience with an update to the Google Duo which now lets it support 12 participants on a single session.
Google Duo is a nice option for video calls, as it is not restricted to certain models-like Apple’s FaceTime. The Google Duo is free and covers a wide range of platforms.
Last year, Google added Duo with an eight-party limit like the Houseparty app (owned by Epic), which has grown viral in recent weeks due to the lockdown. Other apps like Skype support as many as 50 users while Google’s Meet by Hangouts apps supports up to 100 users, but is only reserved for G-Suite business users.
This news was announced by Google’s communications suite lead Sanaz Ahari Lemelson. This update has taken place on the server side, which simply means that end users need not download any updates from the PlayStore to enjoy this new limit from Google Duo.
This is a welcome development, with most individuals stuck at home and needing to keep in touch with family, friends and co-workers this period.