Google Duo gets a new 30-second Video message update

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Now, it appears that Goole might be testing similar feature for the Google Contacts app in Canada. The video chat mobile app Google Duo now allows users to capture and share important moments with video messages when their friends can not answer their call.

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.

Google will allow users to record a 30-second "video message", when they are unable to accept a call, or if the call gets declined.

To play a video message received from another user, users need to simply tap their icon. This feature has been seemingly made available by the server side switch.

The new video messages will automatically disappear within a day after a user has seen it, Google said. But, you can always save your favorites locally to your phone.

Like other features of the Google Duo app, the "video messages" feature is also secured by end-to-end encryption. A report from Android Police indicated that a certain user came across the "Send" option on their Google Contacts app. You can disable the feature any time you want.