Google Duo certainly draws the line before the common video calling apps, despite boasting nearly the same functionalities. With video messages on Google Duo, users can now capture and share important moments, even when the receiver can't take the call. The feature is live starting today. Check your respective app store to grab the latest version so as to start video messaging through Duo. The video messaging functionality allows users to leave a 30-second video (or voice) message if the person they're calling declines or misses the incoming call.
To play a received message, simply do the following: Open the Duo app, messages will show by your contact's name, tap play, and then download or delete the message or call the person back. After watching the video message, the receiver may tap the "Call now" button to instantly call the sender.
The feature is available for both iOS and Android.
This was first seen in Google Contacts v2.5, and it appears to be rolling out as a server-side change. Also, users can save their favorite videos locally to their phone.
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.
Google Duo lets users make video calls in high definition. The company previous year launched Google Tez mobile payments app in India, and last month, just ahead of MWC, it started replacing Android Pay with Google Pay. You can disable the feature any time you want.