Google's Duo gets ready to take on Skype and Facetime with Group Video calls

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Google’s video calling app, Duo, is about to receive one of its most useful updates in the coming months.

According to Android Police, Google is planning to implement Group Video calls in Duo, with up to 7 people allowed to participate. Google’s implementation doesn’t allow for ad hoc groups though, according to Android Police, users will have to create a group first and then start the call with all at once. The firm will also be working on a low light mode, presumably using lessons learned from its low light camera software.

Group Video calling is a much-requested feature which has made appearances on Apple’s Facetime, Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s WhatsApp to name a few competitors. While the firm had struggled to bring consumers onboard its iMessage competitor, the firm’s video chat app seems to be doing well, having recently hit a billion downloads.

Source: Android Police, via Engadget

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