Google is rolling out captioned video and audio functionality for video and audio messages to its Duo app despite recent reports that Duo is going to be replaced by Google Meet in the long term.
Even though Google is said to be phasing Duo out, the company tweeted out a short video confirming the new feature, which is coming to both Android and iOS.
Android Police confirmed that this captioning functionality is for sent video and voicemail on Duo, and is a separate feature to Live Caption, the Google feature on Pixel phones (and some other Android devices) that captions live audio on the screen.
In a noisy place? No problem. Captions are now available on Google Duo, so you won’t miss a word of your video and voice messages. https://t.co/jqEvy9Vyn7 pic.twitter.com/gq5Z2ntn5P— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) August 19, 2020
Google is touting the feature as being handy in a noisy place for you to still be able to read the captioning from a video or audio message in Duo, but it is of course also a great accessibility feature.