Google has increased the maximum number of people who can participate in a Duo call from eight to twelve, the company’s senior director of product management announced on Twitter.
“We recognize group calling is particularly critical right now,” Sanaz Ahari Lemelson wrote. “We have increased group calling from 8 participants to 12 effective today.” The announcement did not mention whether the increase was permanent.
Duo has supported eight-person video calls since May of last year when Google doubled the maximum amount of participants from four to eight.
Google’s enterprise-focused Hangouts Meet service, available exclusively to G Suite business users, has also increased the maximum number of participants to 250 for G Suite and G Suite for Education subscribers.
Apple's FaceTime app allows up to 32 participants, while the limit for Skype and Messenger is 50.