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Because poor lighting is a chronic impediment to videocalling in various parts of the world, Google announced on Monday that its videocalling app, Google Duo, is getting a new feature: low light mode.
In various parts of the world -- especially where electricity is expensive and power outages are frequent -- finding lighting strong enough for video calls is difficult. For this reason and others, Google announced yesterday that they're integrating a new low-light mode to Duo.
According to the company, when a user's phone detects dim lighting conditions, the video call will automatically be adjusted so the those in the frame are more visible. Users can also control the feature themselves with the new button that can be found within the in-call controls list.
Can you see me now? Try low light mode on
for your next video call to see friends and family face to face, even when it's dark →
— Google (@Google)
August 19, 2019
The low lighting mode will begin rolling out this week for both iOS and Android users.
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