Google Voice Gets Revamped
Google recently released the all-new and of course improved Google Voice which the company has been giving hints of for weeks. The new version of the voicemail and call-forwarding service is now available on iOS, Android and even the web. Google Voice has received a makeover which now brings it up to the standard of Google’s other services.
In a recent blog post, the company said, “Your inbox now has separate tabs for text messages, calls and voicemails. Conversations stay in one continuous thread so you can easily see all your messages from each of your contacts in one place.”
Besides updating the look of Google Voice, the new app brings in several features that have been borrowed from the Google Hangouts app. This includes functions like voicemail and texting.
Google Voice now also features a support for photo MMS, with the ability to display messages in conversations, across platforms. The main Voice app also allows group-texting, so you don’t even need to open up Hangouts! While features like these may seem very basic, Google has been missing them for a while.
You can still check out transcriptions of your voicemails and with the new update you can even read them in Spanish!
Other additions include the ability for Android users to reply to notifications directly, a filter for spam messages and a support for 3D-touch in Messages on iOS.
According to Google, users will regularly receive updates to the app which will bring new features. This is a relief not only for users of Google Voice, but also for the company to keep the app alive as it has been suffering over the past few years.
The current revamp has focused more on bringing the app up to speed visually and making it relevant in terms of its abilities. However, for the app to truly do well going forward, Google must reinvent Voice.
Google’s Voice update will be made available to all users over the coming weeks.
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by techtalks @TechTalks April 11, 2017 2:49 PM UTC