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.”

Google Voice

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

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi