Google Updates Duo with Video Voicemail

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Google has updated its video calling app Duo with the ability to leave video voicemails if a contact doesn’t initially answer a video call. Before hanging up, an option will appear asking you if you’ve like to leave a 30-second video message. Select it and a countdown will initiate before the app records a selfie video of you.

If you’re the recipient of a video message, you’ll want to know you’ll have 24 hours to view it. After that, it’ll be erased. Luckily, Google will let you save it to your phone’s camera roll if you’d like to savor the memory.

The company describes the new feature in more detail below.

If the person you’re calling declines or misses your call, you can record up to 30 seconds of a video (or voice) message. Once you’re happy with your message, you can send it to your friend or family member, who will receive it in the Duo app. To play a video message you’ve received from someone, 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 automatically disappear within a day after you first watch them, but you can always save your favorites locally to your phone. Learn more about how video messages work here.

Google says the update is rolling out to both Android and iOS users now.

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