Google has today announced a new feature to its popular video messaging app – Google Duo. The video chat mobile app Google Duo now allows users to capture and share important moments with video messages when their friends cannot answer their call. The new feature has begun rolling out on Android and iOS, and will be live worldwide over the next several days.
The company says in a press note: “Starting today, Google Duo users can send a video message to their friend or family member, who will receive it in the Duo app”. The video messaging functionality allows users to leave a 30-second video (or voice) message if the person they’re calling declines or misses the incoming call.
To play a video message received from another user, simply tap their icon. And after you’ve watched their video message, you can tap the “Call now” button to easily call that person right back.
Video messages will automatically disappear within a day after it’s seen. But, you can always save your favorites locally to your phone. And like all calls made on Duo, video messages are secure and end-to-end encrypted.