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

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)

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Truecaller Launches Group Chat Feature for Android, iOS

Truecaller Group Chat feature lets users share messages, photos and videos within a closed group of participants

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Truecaller Group Chat feature lets users share messages, photos and videos within a closed group of participants created on the app's instant messaging platform and will be available as an update for Android and iOS users from Friday. Pixabay

Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Friday launched its group chat feature that is aimed to facilitate efficient communication for its community.

“Truecaller Group Chat” feature lets users share messages, photos and videos within a closed group of participants created on the app’s instant messaging platform and will be available as an update for Android and iOS users from Friday.

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Truecaller on Friday launched its group chat feature that is aimed to facilitate efficient communication for its community on iOS and Android. Pixabay

“In line with our mission to provide secure and spam-free communication, the new feature is built with a unique invitation-based mechanism, wherein users will receive an invite to ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ their participation in the group,” the company said in a statement.

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In the new feature, contact numbers are automatically hidden in group chats unless other members have the number saved in their phone book, or they send a contact request to ask permission to see the user’s phone number. (IANS)