Google is growing the utmost quantity of people that can take part in a Duo name from eight to 12, the corporate’s senior director of product administration announced on Twitter. “We acknowledge group calling is especially important proper now,” Sanaz Ahari Lemelson wrote. “We have now elevated group calling from eight contributors to 12 efficient in the present day.” The announcement didn’t point out whether or not the rise was everlasting.
Duo has supported eight-person video calls since Might of final yr when Google doubled the utmost quantity of contributors from 4 to eight. The brand new 12-person restrict compares to eight for Houseparty, 32 for Apple’s FaceTime, 50 for Skype and Messenger, and 100 for Zoom’s free tier.
We’re grateful that Duo helps customers see their family members all all over the world. We acknowledge group calling is especially important proper now. We have now elevated group calling from eight contributors to 12 efficient in the present day. Extra to come back. #AllInThisTogether #COVID19
— Sanaz (@sanazahari) March 27, 2020
If you want to chat with a bigger variety of folks and also you positively want to make use of a Google service to take action, then you definitely’ll want to make use of Google’s enterprise-focused Hangouts Meet service. Though it’s unique to G Suite enterprise customers, Google additionally not too long ago elevated the utmost variety of contributors to 250 for G Suite and G Suite for Schooling subscribers. Beforehand, Google charged $13 further per consumer for this elevated restrict as a part of its “enterprise” tier.