Given Google’s recent history with creating new messaging apps and changing existing ones, there was some concern among Google Voice users that Google wasn’t adequately supporting the apps. First started a few years ago to provide users with one phone number across devices, Google Voice became fairly popular fairly quickly and for good reason. Even Google is aware that updates have been lacking, and announced new updates to their Google Voice apps while joking-but-not-joking about not being updated in five years.
The updates are rolling out to Google Voice apps on Android and iOS as well as the Google Voice website. Google has also promised new features and updates as well, so it sounds like Google Voice is definitely here to stay.
The first thing you’ll notice about the updated Google Voice apps is a cleaner, more intuitive design that keeps everything organized. 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. We’ve upgraded the messaging experience with support for group and photo MMS as well as in-notification replies. And we’re starting to introduce voicemail transcription for Spanish and will improve accuracy over time.
As with most Google updates, the Google Voice app updates are starting to roll out today and should be fully rolled out to everyone within the next few weeks.
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Last Updated on January 23, 2017.