American tech giant Google increased the maximum number of people who can participate in a Google Duo call to twelve. It was eight before—the company’s senior director of product management tweets. “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.”
Duo had supported eight-person video calls since May of last year when Google doubled the maximum amount of participants from four to eight.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, which made everybody into Quarantine, Google has been doing its best to keep us all connected in the ways we need most. Meanwhile, YouTube has been changing its default quality settings around the world to ensure more bandwidth is available for all the people suddenly working from home.
As per Bloomberg, videos will start playing in standard definition 480p quality to users. However, viewers can watch high definition by manual way. Even though Netflix eases up its streaming platforms by reducing bitrates in Europe. Besides, Netflix also warns they do the same thing around the world depending on local authority requests, according to the chief content officer, Ted Sarandos.
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