Google Adds VoiceMail-Like Video Message Service in Duo

March 12, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google Duo certainly draws the line before the common video calling apps, despite boasting almost the same functionalities. That’s because calls in Google Duo might not always be planned. Google has itself designed the app keeping in mind these random and unplanned calls. That’s why they are now introducing a new feature to help users not miss out on calls in a way.

And that’s achieved by introducing video messaging service similar to a voicemail service. When you have a video call not attended or declined, Duo will now leave you with a new option of sending a video message. Simply tap the button to record a video which can be of maximum 30 seconds, and Google will make sure it’s delivered to the caller once they become available.

Duo until now hasn’t supported any form of message in an effort to keep it distinguished from the less preferred Allo. Indeed, the addition of indirect video messaging doesn’t raise any indication of a future overhaul, but it’s good considering that Google is loosening its stance to favor the users.

Google says that messages in Duo will be end-to-end encrypted and short-living. It means that the video messages you sent will remain alive for only a day. But the recipient can choose to have it downloaded to their camera roll to keep them forever.

The feature is being rolled out straightaway to both the Android and iOS versions of Duo. Check your respective app store to grab the latest version so as to start video messaging through Duo.

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