Google Duo gets video voicemail support

Google Duo gets video voicemail support

With video messages on Google Duo, users can now capture and share important moments, even when the receiver can't take the call.

Having said that, just because this feature is being tested by Google doesn't mean it will indeed be rolled out to all the users in the future.

Here is how video voicemail works in Duo: open the app [Duo], tap a name of a contact you want to call, while the call is ringing, tap "Leave a Video Message" or "Leave a Voice Message". A report from Android Police indicated that a certain user came across the "Send" option on their Google Contacts app. As in case of all calls made on Duo, video messages are secure and end-to-end encrypted. However, the "Request Money" option is yet to be seen by the users. However, the receiver has the option of saving favourites locally to his/her phone. 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. Google Pay Request doesn't seem to be present here, despite the fact that there was a "Request" string in our teardown.

Google's video chats mobile app was announced at the company's developer conference in May 2016 and began its worldwide release in August of the same year.

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This is all part of Google's plan to improve the general video conferencing experience.

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

Do you use Google Pay Send? Google has itself designed the app keeping in mind these random and unplanned calls.

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