Duo, Google’s mobile-friendly video conference app has been updated to include a group call invite link among other quality of life improvements. Google felt the need to improve upon its voice chat and video calling products seeing how the past few months has seen a spike in the use of such applications. Google Meet, the more business inclined application already had a shareable link and the feature was slated to be released for Duo in May as well.
As reported by AndroidPolice, you can find the shareable link upon creating a group in versions 89 and onwards. The link can be copied and anyone can click it to join the group. However, this feature is only available on the mobile version of the app and does not work for the web counterpart.
The quality of calls has also seen an uptick since Google started support for the new AV1 codec. If you need a web-based alternative you can also try Google Meet as the application was made available for free at the end of April. Other features introduced to Duo recently include family mode, filters, and the ability to make calls through email addresses to curtail an over-reliance on phone numbers. The application currently supports group calls of upto 12 participants but Google has plans to increase that number to 32.