Google Adds VoiceMail-Like Video Message Service in Duo

Google Adds VoiceMail-Like Video Message Service in Duo”

Google on Monday introduced a new video messaging feature for its mobile app Google Duo that would let users capture and share video messages when their friends can not answer their call.

Our tipster noticed the addition thanks to a new "Send" icon that appeared, courtesy of one of Google's server-side updates. After watching the video message, the receiver may tap the "Call now" button to instantly call the sender.

Back in November, Google added money transfers to Android Messages via Google Wallet (now known as Google Pay Send).

Google has found a way around getting your video messages across to people who usually don't answer your calls for one reason or the other. Your contacts could decide to respond to the video voicemail message once they see it. However, the receiver has the option of saving favourites locally to his/her phone. You can preview your message before sending it or just tap send and you are done. If you are from India, you are out of luck as Google Pay isn't available in the country.

Starting today, Duo users can send a video message to their friend or family member, who will receive it in the app.

Google Duo certainly draws the line before the common video calling apps, despite boasting nearly the same functionalities. According to 9to5google, the alert will advise users to switch to voice mode from video in order to extend the battery life of their device. Google has itself designed the app keeping in mind these random and unplanned calls. All said and done this is a nifty little feature for Google Pay users.

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