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Group Video Calling

Throughout all the social distancing (and isolation) we've seen because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has emerged as a household name, whereas before it was probably best known by some people for being the video conferencing tool at work. You could use Google Duo, but there's an alternative that I like even better: WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook Google Duo doesn't have a regular text chat option, but WhatsApp is awesome for massive group chats and it supports video calls with up to 4 people.
And everyone seems to be doing it. Last Friday, I had a birthday party on Zoom , a work happy hour on Slack and a family video call over Live video calls Facebook Portal. Our feature-rich video APIs & SDKs bring you the flexibility to build highly scalable & unsurpassing video chat app.

Of course, WhatsApp is still lagging behind some of its rivals, including Google Duo (supports 12 in a single call), Google Meet (up to 100 people for personal use, 250 for business and education users), Apple's FaceTime (supports 32) and Zoom (up to 500 with its priciest add-on).
From the teaser shared by Google, it looks like users can only add members before the call and not during it. There's a dedicated button for ending calls and another for creating new groups, but we're not sure if creating a new group will cut the existing call or just put it on hold - even though former is more likely.
Zuckerberg also noted that the Facebook Events team has been redeployed to work on how live video can be utilized for events, and they're focused on creating new experiences, including the ability to charge fees for viewers to join live video functions on Facebook.

More than 700 million people are now making calls on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp every day. AWS is offering free use of all Amazon Chime Pro features for online meetings and video conferencing from now through June for all customers that start using the service for the first time from their AWS account.
You can use the Google Duo app to create group video chats, audio chats, or send pre-recorded audio or video messages. Soon you'll be able to have group voice and video calls with up to eight people on WhatsApp. Smartphone video calling apps (and other apps in general) don't allow such behavior for a simple reason: it presents a security risk.

Build a video application that can scale from startup to enterprise in an instant — without hiring a devops team. This post includes a step by step guide to starting a live video call with Google Meet. With a 175 percent increase in their regular live video usage in the last three years, millennials represent the largest group of live video users, and one-fourth of young people video chat on a daily basis.
Today, Google has announced that it is beginning to integrate Duo video calling within Android allowing people to place video calls to their contacts through Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps. It's also, like FaceTime, built right into the dialer of some phones, like Google Pixels and the latest Samsung phones, so you can just dial a number and hit the video chat button.

What it is: GoToMeeting is an online meeting, desktop sharing and video conferencing platform. WhatsApp: More than 2 billion users take advantage of the WhatsApp The mobile app works on Android and iOS platforms, making it a good choice for people with friends owning diverse types of devices.
In the video interview below , Global Teacher Prize Top 10 Finalist Mike Soskil shares how students and teachers can foster empathy, humanity and compassion during remote learning times. Rooms can be created via Facebook or Messenger, and the company said it planned to add the feature to Instagram, WhatsApp, and its Portal video-calling devices "soon".

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