You Can Now Send Video Messages Using Google Duo

Posted on March 7, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Google with 6 Comments

One of Google’s communication apps is getting a key feature today: video messages. Google today announced it’s bringing support for video messages to Google Duo on Android and iPhone.

Video messages on Google Duo work just like you’d expect. When you call someone and they aren’t available, you will be able to leave a 30-second long video message which they can view later and call you back. They can choose to save these video messages locally to their device, or just let it delete itself automatically after a day.

Video messages on Google Duo will be welcome for many of its users, but the app continues to fall behind major players like Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. Ever since Google launched Duo and it’s messaging app Allo, the apps haven’t really taken off in terms of the user base. Most of my friends and family still have 0 idea about what Duo actually is.

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6 responses to “You Can Now Send Video Messages Using Google Duo”

  1. wshwe

    Google's entire messaging strategy is a failure.

  2. MikeFromMarkham

    I don't know about all the options in the larger Google messaging universe, but I've been using Duo for video calling for months and it's never failed me. It has just worked for me, whether I've called someone a block away, or when I called my daughter in Toronto while I was vacationing in Jamaica earlier this year. She's using an Apple phone and I have Android, and we haven't had any hiccups in communicating with each other. I hope they keep this one around and keep improving it for a long time.

  3. franklyray

    Why just when you don't connect. How about a predetermined video message in lieu of making the connection. Just allow us to record a random 30 second message and not have to make the video call on duo?


    Is there another app that will allow just a video message on Android?

  4. wolters

    I love Duo...I love Allo...I like Hangouts. Why not bring this all together along with SMS into one, cohesive app. This reminds me of the (still) work in progress that is known as Skype.

  5. Nicholas Kathrein

    This is a great app Google just needs to finally move hangouts to the business side of things and only offer Duo and Allo going forward. If they could automagicly get all your contacts over kind of ala a popup states "Google has created these two new apps for messaging going forward that does everything hangouts does and more. We moved your contacts so the change is seemless. Please watch this video on how to use these new apps". Then they could have a more imessage approach. It's just that many say with the Android market share so high they'll be accused of being a monopoly and using unfair business practices for making this move as it would consolidate everything in just two apps. Now there are many options.

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