Google has further improved the quality of its video calling app Google Duo.
The tech giant is using new video codec technology for this purpose and this update is likely to be introduced to the users from next week. This codec technology named AV1, developed as a successor to VP9. Compared to the VP9, the standard video call will be possible with less internet bandwidth than the AV1, while the codec will also help in video call quality.
Apart from this update, Google is also introducing a new photo mode for Duo from today which will allow the users in the call to share each other’s photos side-by-side. The feature will soon be extended to group calls, and Google says it is also working on adding 12 people to group calls.
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With the rise of video calling and teleconferencing during the Coronavirus epidemic, new features are being added by various companies such as Google and Zoom.
Zoom recently added new features and promised to improve security and privacy, while Google added a zoom-like gallery view to its video calling app. Google says the epidemic has led to a significant increase in Duo’s usage, with video messages increasing by 800%.
Google says because of increasing in usage they are changing the policy regarding video messages, which can be recorded and sent and can be saved automatically instead of expiring after 24 hours.