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Google Duo Now Comes Up For Web Clients

Google Duo's group calling tool would only support up to seven people at a time.

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Google Duo's group calling tool would only support up to seven people at a time. Pixabay

Google is set to expand its services for web users of its popular video chat mobile app Duo in the coming weeks, 9to5Google has reported.

“This development ultimately means a much wider reach of devices that can access the growing service. Google Duo has, up to now, only been available in the form of an app from the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store, and on its Smart Display platform,” the report said quoting a source familiar with the information.

The web version of Google Duo would also work in the Google Chrome browser as well as other rival browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

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Google is set to expand its services for web users of its popular video chat mobile app Duo in the coming weeks, 9to5Google has reported.

“It’s unclear as of now how much of the current functionality from the mobile version of Duo will be available on the web at launch, but it’s likely to, at the very least, include fundamental Duo features such as ‘knock knock’ and the ability to leave video messages,” the report added.

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The Internet giant has been introducing new features to the popular video chat app from time to time with the latest being group calling, which is something Apple’s FaceTime now supports for up to 32 users at once.

Google Duo’s group calling tool would only support up to seven people at a time.

Users need to first create a group with the contacts they wish to video chat with on the platform and then they can start a call with all at the same time. (IANS)

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Google Duo Now Has Data Saving, Group Calls for Android

By setting up the data saving mode, the company claimed, users can reduce data usage by up to 50 per cent

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Google Duo is rolling out group video calls and data saving mode for Android users in India. The feature will be available on iOS soon.

With this, users can have up to eight people on a call at a time.

“India is already the largest market for Duo globally, and we’re committed to building for India, helping people have a seamless experience connecting with their loved ones face to face,” Shweta Vaidya, Product Manager, Google Duo, said in a statement.

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By setting up the data saving mode, the company claimed, users can reduce data usage by up to 50 per cent.

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The select regions where users can limit data usage on mobile networks and WiFi on Android include Indonesia, India, and Brazil.

All Duo calls, video messages, and group calls on the platform are encrypted end-to-end so users’ conversations stay private, the company added. (IANS)