October 24, 2020

Creating group calls in Google Duo is dead simple — Here’s how to do it

Everything you need to know about how to use Google Duo's group call functionality.

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Google Duo is easily one of the best video chat apps available. It’s end-to-end encrypted, completely free, and packs tons of features. One handy one is Google Duo’s group video call functionality.

The app makes video chatting with up to 11 other friends or family members dead simple. Here is what Google Duo’s group chat feature is capable of and everything you need to know about how to use it.

Want to learn more about Google Duo? Check out our guide explaining what it is and how to use it.


How to create a group call in Google Duo

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Groups are super easy to create in Google Duo. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open the Google Duo app and permit it to access your microphone, camera, and contacts if you haven’t already.
  • Swipe up on the middle of the screen to access all of your contacts.
  • Tap on the Create group button below the contacts search dialogue box.
  • Select up to 11 contacts to add in a group and tap Done when you’re finished.
  • Name the group. Everyone in the group will see this, so make it easy to identify.
  • Call the group by tapping the Start button at the bottom.

Once you make the call, everyone will be notified, but not everyone needs to answer. Alternatively, you can also send a video message to the group. And once you’ve created a Google Duo group, it will be available in your contacts list so you can quickly call everyone or send them video messages in the future.


It’s that simple. That’s all you need to know about creating group calls in Google Duo.

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