Now you can invite anyone to join the Google Duo group video call via a simple link. The use of video calls has risen sharply over the past few months, both at work and in personal communication. Some services, such as Zoom or Google Meet, can be easily joined by a link by sharing a link, and now Google Duo is catching up with them.
Google announced duo’s group call link invitation code as early as May, but the option was not immediately available. Now it’s working on various versions of the app that started with v89. Simply create a group by adding at least one member and you’ll see the invitation link option.
You can copy or share it in other apps, and when someone clicks on the link, it opens in Duo and shows them group members before they join. Currently, this applies only to the mobile side, as the web client does not yet support group calls.
If you’ve already started a group call, you can still invite others to join you from the call menu: click on the Call up feature menu (three points in the lower right corner), then click the Share link to send it to new people, so you can easily get them to join you on the call.
These invitation links are currently available on google Duo’s v89 version, and for most users, they are already activated on the server side. Duo’s range of improvements also includes reducing reliance on phone numbers, home mode, and larger group calls that can accommodate up to 12 participants, which we know Google plans to expand to 32 people, but it doesn’t seem to be online yet.