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The Nest Hub Max now supports Meet and Duo group video calling

The Nest Hub Max now supports Meet and Duo group video calling

When Google introduced the Nest Hub Max, it came with a built-in camera and microphone that allowed for two-way video calling. Sadly, it was only possible to have one-to-one sessions until now, meaning you couldn’t join conferences from your smart display. The company is now expanding the device’s capabilities by enabling you to join group...

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Google Duo will soon support group calls with up to 32 people

Google Duo will soon support group calls with up to 32 people

The ongoing coronavirus lockdowns have led to a surge in the use of video chat applications like Zoom, and Google has been ramping up its video chat application Duo to meet demand. Now the company is once again increasing the number of people who can join the same call. Google has confirmed to Android Police...

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Duo for web picking up group calls support, plus new family mode

Duo for web picking up group calls support, plus new family mode

Today Google has announced that the Duo web client will be picking up the ability to make group calls in Chrome, together with a handful of smaller tweaks that will make organizing those group calls with your family or friends a bit easier. The only potential hiccup here is the timeline: The feature is set...

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Android TV speaker group support vanishes as quickly as it appeared

Android TV speaker group support vanishes as quickly as it appeared

This story was originally published 2020/05/04 12:33pm PDTon May 4, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/07 12:56pm PDTMay 7, 2020.  Android TVs can finally be added to speaker groups — or, at least, they will be once the feature finishes rolling out more widely. First spotted over the weekend by the folks at Android TV Guide,...

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WhatsApp is rolling out 8-person group calls

WhatsApp is rolling out 8-person group calls

This story was originally published 2020/04/21 4:11am PDTon Apr 21, 2020 and last updated 2020/04/28 11:26pm PDTApr 28, 2020.  WhatsApp has supported group audio and video calls since 2018, but you have always been limited to calling three other people at one time. During times of stay-at-home orders and quarantines, that might not be enough...

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Facebook adds Messenger Rooms to the bevy of group video services

Facebook adds Messenger Rooms to the bevy of group video services

Video calls have become an important way to stay in touch with friends and family during this time of isolation. There’s already plenty to choose from, but now Facebook is giving us something new to consider as Messenger Rooms begins to roll out across the globe. Messenger has long supported group video calls, but any...

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Google Duo adds photo-taking feature, improved low-bandwidth performance and larger group calls coming soon

Google Duo adds photo-taking feature, improved low-bandwidth performance and larger group calls coming soon

Duo is one of Google’s best products, because it does exactly what it advertises — cross-platform video calls — without any added fuss or complications. Last month, Google increased Duo’s maximum participant count for group calls to 12 people, and now the company has a few more changes in the works. The only feature rolling...

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