Vonage’s mobile app has been rather quiet on the major updates as of late. Aside from a few minor updates that didn’t even get a mention in the changelog, the company’s last change included audio quality improvements on Android and Apple devices, which carried the version number of 2.2.2.
This drought has been brought to a end with version 2.3.1, which adds a couple of very notable features, including video voicemail on Android and video messaging on both Android and iOS. Video voicemail allows users to leave a voicemail in the event of a missed call, while video messaging adds the ability to record or choose a pre-recorded video message of up to 60 seconds in length to send to other Vonage Mobile users from your device.
These new features act as sort of an extension to the video calling feature which was added in April.
“When you call friends and family, reaching their voicemail is disappointing, and leaving one can be ineffective,” said Grady Leno, vice president of Product Management, Mobile Services for Vonage. “But there’s something about getting a video message that peaks curiosity and compels people to view it, so your message can break through voicemail indifference and engage the recipient. We believe our video voicemail functionality will give people a reason to look forward to leaving and receiving ‘voicemail’.”
The new update also includes a few bug fixes, though Vonage stopped short of mentioning what exactly these bugs affected.
Update: Added quote from Grady Leno.