Google has been updating Google Duo, its video calling app, for some time with new features. Without going any further, on March 27, he activated group video calling for up to twelve people (the previous limit was eight participants). Currently, these video calls with multiple participants are exclusive to smartphone apps, but Google has announced that they will also reach the web version.

This was announced by the company via its official blog, where it is announced that the feature will arrive in the coming weeks. At first it will be a preview only available in Google Chrome, so we’ll have to see how it evolves. Another news related to calls is that users They can invite anyone with a Google account via a link for you to join.

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More family oriented news

While the most striking innovation is the arrival of group video calling to the web version of Google Duo, the company has announced further features designed for family fun. This is called “Family Mode”, a feature that allows you to draw on the screen during a video call or apply effects and masks. When you activate these effects, the onscreen buttons disappear to prevent accidental touching.

And speaking of filters, Google will also implement them in individual video calls in Android and iOS apps, from this week with a Mother’s Day effect (May 10 in the United States, May 3 in Spain). From Google, they ensure that facial data is private and that Duo does not store or send the data to Google’s servers. In this sense, it should be remembered that Google Duo video calls are extremely encrypted.

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New features of Google Duo.

Regarding dates, Google indicates that these two functions are already available in the application. For group video calls, you will have to wait a little longer. Currently, the web version of Google Duo allows you to make individual calls or video calls, and it is strictly necessary that we and our contacts are signed in to the service with your Google account.

Newly announced new features include a new artificial intelligence-based voice enhancement system, adoption of the AV1 codec to improve picture quality and reduce data consumption, and new video filters. ‘call.

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Source: Engadget

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