Google Duo now enables you to message pictures on to contacts

For the previous a number of releases, we’ve been monitoring an growth of Duo’s video/voice messaging capability to incorporate photos. With Google Duo 56, it’s now partially reside and permits you to ship Snapchat-like single pictures to your contacts.

Released on Thursday, version 56 of Google Duo provides the appliance to Android’s system share sheet, together with in Google Photos and Files. This permits customers to message any saved photograph on their system by way of Duo.

Once within the app, you’ve got entry to the identical instruments as when sending a video message. This embrace drawing and including textual content with a number of colours and sizes accessible. An picture can then be concurrently despatched to a number of Duo contacts.

Interestingly, Duo doesn’t seem within the share sheet for video in our preliminary testing. While Duo 56 is required to message pictures, the flexibility to obtain is already reside in version 55.

Sending pictures

Recipients will get a notification telling them a couple of “New Photo” and the sender. It’s in any other case accessible from that contact’s pre-call screen and will be seen once more for the subsequent 24 hours. After opening, there are shortcuts to “Call now” or “Reply” with a video.

At the second, photos can’t be browsed and despatched straight from inside Duo. This is probably going coming in a future replace to the app. The means to message pictures makes Google’s solely profitable client social app fairly full-featured, and impossibly near a chat shopper if textual content capabilities have been added. The means so as to add captions achieves this partially.

Google Duo 56 is broadly rolled out and accessible via the Play Store.

Receiving photos

 

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