Google Duo Group Video Call Option goes Live in ‘Select Regions’

A Google Duo group video call option, previously under limited testing, allows users in some markets to use the communication tool…

For the past few months, Google has been at work, testing a group video calling feature in Duo. Now, it’s gone live, at least in a limited number of countries.

Google Duo Group Video Call Option goes Live in Select Regions

Duo chief Justin Uberti tweeted out an announcement of the option’s availability in “select regions.” Uberti is based in Indonesia, so that’s one of the markets. Although, he did not name the others.

Screenshots indicate Google will add a “Create group” button underneath the search bar. (Users will be able to save created groups for later access.) Also, it will support assigning custom group names for easy identification.

The tweet below shows it allowing up to four people to join in on a group video call. But, earlier test versions depicted up to seven individuals. (That test also included a low-light mode, but it isn’t appearing here.)

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