Today, a video calling or a texting App cannot last much longer without having group calling feature under its belt. A new insight from Android Police shows that Google is also planning to add this very feature on its Google Duo App, similar to how WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger included them within the respective Apps in the recent update. Also, Apple had joined the club recently by launching group calls in the FaceTime App on iOS.
Although Google Duo won’t have the luxury of adding 32 people in the group calls like FaceTime, you can still add 7 people at the same time which is not bad. Currently, the App has a two option for placing calls: audio calls and video calls. Both the features work perfectly well even if you try using it on a poor internet connection. In addition to group video call feature, Duo will also have a low-light mode for users which will enhance the light in dark surroundings.
The report on Android Police explains the upcoming group calling feature on Duo:
One of the most requested Duo features since launch has been group calling, something Apple’s FaceTime now supports for up to 32 users at once. It’s finally coming to Duo, although only for up to seven people. You must first create a group with the contacts you wish to video chat with, and then you can start a call with all at the same time.
It doesn’t appear as though you can add anyone into a group during a call, at least not yet. Tapping on the group name in the bottom right corner of a call only brings you a list of group members. You can create multiple groups and they will appear in your contacts list right at the top for easy access.