The Google Duo app for iPhone and iPad devices now lets users send video messages without the need to make a call first. The new feature comes with the updated Google Duo app version 44.0 which released on the App Store earlier today.

Google rolled out the video messages feature earlier this year to let users leave a video message when the person they are calling isn’t picking up the call. Until now, the option to leave a video message appeared only after a few seconds of making a call. Thankfully, with today’s update to the Duo app for iOS devices, you can now send a video message without making a call at all.

To send a video message, simply tap and hold on the contact you want to send a video message to, and then select Send video message option from the popup menu.

You can download the updated Google Duo app from the App Store for free.

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