Social Distancing is the need of the hour. A worldwide lockdown has been imposed and people have quarantined by the dozen. Governments have urged people to stay at home to control the spread of the COVID-19.
Usually, this would’ve made people drift people from each. But thanks to video calling solutions from Google, people can stay connected despite being miles away. Google has had a wide range of video chat solutions over the years. Many discontinued whereas many overlapped during their offering.
The most frequently used video calling app is Google Duo. It was announced in 2013 as an equivalent to Apple’s facetime. If it is a mobile video call or if the conversations are casual, then Google Duo is your best option. And Google Duo has received a new feature.
Let us take a closer look…
Google Duo: You Can Now Make Group Video Calls In Chrome
Google Duo has just received a new feature. This will now enable users to make group video calls in Google Chrome. To make the video calling experience seamless, Google has introduced this feature to its video calling service. This new feature will be rolling out on Chrome in the coming weeks
This new feature will soon let you make group video calls on the Web. In the Duo’s upcoming feature, there will be a ‘Family’ mode. This feature lets you draw on the screen in real-time. In addition to that, you can apply Snapchat like masks and filters on yourself during an on-going call. The family mode is available if the user is using Duo while signed in to their Google account.
While using the family mode, Duo will hide the buttons to mute and hang-up. The Snapchat-like masks and filters will also be available when you’re making one-on-one calls on Android and iOS. In April, Google said that it will be updating the video conferencing app with a new AV 1 video codec technology.
With the new upgrade, this is what you can expect from the updated Google Duo:
- Higher Data Compression Rates
- Improved Video Stability and Quality
- Photo Mode to allow you to share side-by-side photos of you while on call
- Increased group call size
You can check out all features of Google Duo in this promotion video: