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Google Duo is increasing group calls participants to 32
May10

Google Duo is increasing group calls participants to 32

Lately, Google Duo has been making a few changes that seems to suggest that the video chat app is feeling the heat from Zoom—a videoconferencing app that is gaining a lot of grounds these days. Just yesterday we told you how Google has now updated the web version with group calling feature. Now, it is being reported that Google is increasing the number of people who can participate in group calls to 32. Google, according to Android...

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Google Duo is coming with a group video calling feature on the web
May09

Google Duo is coming with a group video calling feature on the web

Google Duo video chat app could soon launch a group calling feature that can be used on the web—Chrome precisely [other browsers will probably be added later]. The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the creativity in tech and social media companies—especially with the WHO preaching social distancing as one of few ways to curb the rapid spread of the virus. As with Meet, however, all participants would require their Google Account to...

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Google Podcast is getting even better with “Podcast Manager”
May05

Google Podcast is getting even better with “Podcast Manager”

Google has launched a new tool that will enable podcasters to have a better idea of the performance of their episodes. The new tool which is called Podcast Manager, will make available more data on listeners, potentially helping podcasters to sell ads. The new tool according to The Verge, will help podcasters on Google Podcast to understand what their audiences want to listen to, and subsequently help them to structure their shows...

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Google integrates Meet videoconferencing into Gmail
May04

Google integrates Meet videoconferencing into Gmail

Google is really moving fast—the company has now integrated Meet; its videoconferencing space into Gmail. This is coming only a few days after the company announced that the videoconferencing service will be available to every user for free. Some Gmail users according to The Verge, have started seeing a link to launch Meet in the left sidebar of the email’s interface. Zoom already has a presence, and is the app that is giving all the...

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Google Messages hits 1 billion downloads in the Play Store
May02

Google Messages hits 1 billion downloads in the Play Store

Google Messages has clocked 1 billion downloads in the Play Store—and this was achieved in a most remarkable fashion. Virtually every Google app that has hit that record did that preinstalled in most Android phones. Messages, however, was able to achieve that feat without coming as a preinstalled app in virtually every Android phone; except of course in Pixel and Android One. Messages has really come a long way since launch—the app...

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Google Meet is now free and available to everyone
Apr30

Google Meet is now free and available to everyone

The sudden surge in Zoom’s user base is creating a lot of panic in the video chat world. Usually, big players such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft have so much grip on the market—that appears to be changing—but for how long.? In a bid to fight off competition from Zoom video conferencing app, Google has made its Meet app free for everyone interested in using it. The service usually was restricted to users with enterprise and education...

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