#TechMix - Free group video calling (for COVID-19 season)
Quick comparison on some of the group calling services currently available for free:
Service/App || Can accommodate up to # of people* || Available for free || Hard time limit (group calling)
WhatsApp | 4 (soon upto 8 in next release) | Yes | No
Google Duo | 12 | Yes | No
Skype | 50 | Yes | No
Facebook Messenger Room | 50 | Yes (rolling out) | No
Zoom | 100 | Yes |Yes, 40 mins only
Google Meet | 100 | Yes (till Sep 30) |Only 60 mins post Sep 30, 2020
*Max allowed participants during COVID-19 season. Subject to change.
WhatsApp testing a new feature to help prevent spreading of misinformation!
Gives users the ability to search a text message or a video message that they’ve received to help get more context and information related to the message.
This can be done by tapping a search icon that appears next to forwarded messages.
*Available in latest beta version and expected to be released soon for regular users considering Corona outbreak.
>>> Open Settings --> search for “Display over other apps” or “Appear on top” or “Display overlay”.
>>> Tap on that setting and will get a list of apps having this special permission which allows the apps to appear or display a pop-up window on top of other apps.
>>> Check the app list and disable the suspecting apps