Voicemail is quite an antiquated form of communication, butÂ Google is bringing voicemail into the 21st century with video messages through its Duo video calling service.Â
When a friend doesnâ€™t answer your call, a â€œleave video messageâ€ button will pop up on screen letting you leave a 30 second video message.Â Once the video message has been seen by your contact, they will have the option to call back or simply ignore it.
Itâ€™s a whimsical feature that makes the concept of voicemail much more fun. The feature will exclusively work with those who have the Duo app installed. Moreover, voice messages canâ€™t be sent to those who are not your contacts. All video messages will be end-to-end encrypted and will expire 24 hours after viewing them, but users will have the option to download them locally in case a message is particularly entertaining.
Google is now rolling out the feature for Android and iOS.