Use Google Duo for Video Conferencing and Ditch Zoom

Did you know that you can now use Google Duo for videoconferencing? That’s right! Despite the name Duo, which means two, Google’s video calling app now has the capability to expand to more people in a single group call.

This is a welcome development during these times when people are observing social distancing due to the Coronavirus pandemic. And a much-needed alternative, especially that Zoom is under fire right now because of its faulty and weak security that allowed more and more users becoming victims of zoombombing. Read on to learn more about Google Duo as a Zoom alternative.

What is Google Duo?

Google Duo

Google Duo is a contender to popular video calling apps like Apple’s FaceTime, Zoom and Skype. It is a simple app that is available for both Android and iOS users. You can use it for free anytime.

The video calling app comes with features that will enhance your calling experience. You can record both audio and video messages. You can also use different filters and effects to make each video messages more interesting.

Google Duo now Supports up to 12 Persons for Group Video Calls

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google announced its recent update with Google Duo. Now, users can call through Google Duo up to 12 people in a single group call the using the app. It is a major upgrade from its one-on-one call to its 8-person capacity last year.

This makes video calling easier with larger families, friends, and groups. While it may not be as maximized as other video calling apps, Google Duo still offers an excellent option. Skype currently has a maximum capacity of 50 people and 32 people for Apple’s FaceTime. Still, you can use Google Duo both on iOS and Android without any time limit and subscriptions to pay.

How to Use Google Duo for Video Conferencing

Using Google Duo for video conferencing of 12 people does not require any update or download of the app.

Create a Group Call Google Duo
  • Open your Google Duo app.
  • On the main screen, tap the Create a Group button.
  • Next, select the contacts that you want to add to the group. You can add up to 11 people and start the call.

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