Duo, Google’s video chat app is testing much sought after features including group calling and low light mode.
Google’s latest upgrade for Duo might include group calling similar to Apple’s FaceTime and Facebook’s WhatsApp. Duo is testing group calls supporting sever users at a time. This is way better than WhatsApp’s limit of four group callers but FaceTime supports up to thirty-two group callers.
With Duo, you first need to create a group with people you wish to video chat and then initiate the call. You cannot add people in the middle.
Google is also testing a low light mode for Duo App that will automatically adjust videos for the better visibility. If the video call is done in low light, the app will notice it and prompt the user to allow the 'low light mode' of the Duo App.
Google Duo lets users make video calls in high definition. It has end-to-end encryption by-default and is automatically optimized for the low-bandwidth networks.
Google Duo is compatible across Android, Chromebook, iPhone, iPad, and Smart Displays. Google Duo includes switching calls between Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
If the receiver doesn’t pick up the video call after one minute, the caller is prompted to send an audio message. The special ‘Knock Knock’ mechanism allows the users to see a short live demo of the caller before accepting the call.
Introduced in the year 2016, Duo has crossed the one billion installs mark on the Google Play store.