Google Duo, the Google video call application, has launched its group video call format in some countries.
“Internet users have also reported the appearance of this function in other countries such as the United States, Canada, etc.”
At the moment the app has only been officially launched for Android in Google Indonesia, which has included it as part of their celebrations for the Ramadan festival.
However, Justin Uberti, director of Google Duo confirmed that the group update of the app would appear progressively in “selected regions”.
In this sense, Uberti has confirmed through a tweet the launch of group video calls in India, Brazil and Mexico, as well as Indonesia, which was the first country to enable them.
However, Internet users have also reported the appearance of this function in other countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, France and Lebanon.
Although there is not much information on this, it seems that the function is appearing progressively in more countries and will soon be available in all regions.
Even Uberti has indicated that the trial version for iOS is already running, so Apple users will not take long to enjoy this update.
However, Duo appears in a complicated moment for other apps in the sector. Just four days ago, Bonfire, Facebook’s video call application, announced its closure and in January of this year, FaceTime had several difficulties dealing with a bug that exposed the privacy of its users.
In this sense, Google Duo could be a solid alternative to conventional video call apps. Its appearance covers a current void in the market and, if it is compatible with other Google products, it could be very successful.
Uberti said about the FaceTime bug:
“The importance of making group communications effective should not be underestimated.”