Google Duo Mobile App Adds Invite Links Feature for Group Video Calls. The Video Calling Application made by Google gets a feature that is similar to Zoom, it’s rival.
Google Duo Mobile App Adds Invite Links Feature for Group Video Calls
Google had announced that it was working on the invite link feature since May of last year and has now added it to the application after its rival Zoom became famous after the outbreak of the Coronavirus as it prompted many to work from home. Last week Google increased the number of participants to 32 for Duo group video calls from the current maximum limit of 12.
Now one can invite anyone to a group call by sharing one link. Just make a group by adding at least one member and you’ll see the path to the invite right there. You can copy it or share it with another user, and when anyone clicks on the connection it will open in Duo and offer to show them, members of the group, before joining. That currently only works on the mobile, since group calls on the web client are not yet supported.
If you have already started a group call, then you can still invite others from the call menu to join you. Tap the overflow menu (three dots at the bottom right) and then share the URL to send it to a new person and get them with you at the call. Users of the Chromebook will also be able to use the link to start Duo and join the call if the Android app is available.
These links are now available on v89 of the application which can be downloaded from APKMirror or wait for the update on Google Play which is scheduled within this week.