Google Duo adds video messaging service

Google Contacts can send money via Google Pay Send

Google Contacts can send money via Google Pay Send

Leading communication app Truecaller on Tuesday announced it has integrated with video calling app Google Duo that will allow users to make video calls directly through Truecaller on Android and iOS platforms. 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.

But, this feature is now being rolled out and there are fewer chances that you might find it in your Google Contacts app. When you have a video call not attended or declined, Duo will now leave you with a new option of sending a video message. After watching the video message, the receiver may tap the "Call now" button to instantly call the sender.

The company informs that the shared video messages will automatically disappear within a day after it's seen.

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Furthermore, a "Knock Knock" feature lets users see a live preview of the caller before answering.

The feature is being rolled out straightaway to both the Android and iOS versions of Duo. However, the receiver has the option of saving favourites locally to his/her phone.

Google says that messages in Duo will be end-to-end encrypted and short-living. A report from Android Police indicated that a certain user came across the "Send" option on their Google Contacts app. Google has itself designed the app keeping in mind these random and unplanned calls. You can disable the feature any time you want.

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