Google Duo App Gets Video Voicemail Support

Google adds a video voicemail feature to its Duo messaging app

Google adds a video voicemail feature to its Duo messaging app

Users who receive a video message from someone only need to tap their icon to play it. We haven't been able to test this out because we don't know anybody that uses Google Duo. Video messages begin rolling out on Android and iOS today, and will be live worldwide over the next several days. Now Duo users can leave video messages to each other.

People aren't always available on demand when cool stuff is happening, but "you shouldn't lose the opportunity to show them what you were calling about", Google says. It appears when the person you're calling declines or doesn't pick up, with recording starting automatically after ringing for 60 seconds. There will also be an option to leave a voice message if you prefer.

Google says that this feature will let users capture and share their important moments even when their friends and family members can't take their call. Google will also delete this a day after they are first watched. Additionally, a quick call back can be done through the "Call now" button available after watching a video message. One interesting thing about this feature is that all the messages are end-to-end encrypted which means that the messages and the conversation are secure.

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