We all have encountered times when we want to share some interesting moments like a culinary masterpiece or a friend raving about your favourite basketball team’s recent win with someone, but it’s a complete let down when the person we want to share with isn't free for a video call. Well, starting today on Google Duo, you can now leave a video message for someone who’s too busy to receive your call.
If the person you’re calling declines or misses your call, you can record up to 30 seconds of a video (or voice) message. And if you are fine with the message, you can send it to your friend or family member, who will receive it on the Duo app.
To play a video message you have received from someone, simply tap their icon. And after you have 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 favourites locally on your phone. Like all calls made on Duo, video messages are secure and end-to-end encrypted, the company has claimed in a blog post.
Video messages have been rolled out on Android and iOS today, and will be live globally in the next few weeks.
In August of 2017, Google released Duo – a simple one-to-one video calling app available for Android and iOS. Google Duo automatically adjust call quality to the changing network conditions to keep you connected even when bandwidth is limited.