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Google Voice will soon lose the ability to forward text messages to other numbers

Google Voice is one of the oldest Google services around. Launched all the way back in 2009, the service allows users in the U.S. and Google Workspace accounts in select markets to text, call, and voicemail using a free phone number provided by Google. One of the beloved features of Google Voice is text and...

[Update: Delayed for Fi users] Here’s when Google plans to shut down Hangouts for all users

Google on Thursday provided an update for users who still rely on Hangouts to chat with friends and family. The search giant said in the first half of 2021, Hangouts users will be migrated to a free version of Google Chat — the Slack and Discord competitor currently available to enterprise users. Google will automatically migrate...

Google Voice and Google Fi can finally be used on the same account

Google Voice is one of the company's oldest services and it has changed a lot over the years. It started as a simple web-based phone service, but smartphones allowed it to become much more advanced. Last year, Google began decoupling Voice from its other phone service, Google Fi. That separation is now complete and the...

Google Tasks, Google Voice, and Shazam get dark themes on Android 10

A system-wide dark mode has been one of the most requested features on Android for quite a while. Google finally delivered with the first stable rollout of Android 10, pushing a new darker theme for the operating system. The company also rolled out individual dark mode toggles for many of its apps, including Google Keep,...

Google Cloud Next ’19: The Latest G Suite Announcements From Google’s Big Event

While it may not be as exciting as an Android or hardware event, Google Cloud Next has given us a slew of announcements. The company just published details about several of the new G Suite features, improvements, and products that they talked about during the event. Let's take a look. Microsoft Office editing First up, Office editing...

Google Voice for Android gets a Material Theme overhaul

Google Voice is getting a lot of attention as of late due to the transition that is happening with Google Hangouts. It was two years ago in January of 2017 when the Google Voice app received a well deserved Material Design UI update as it had been largely ignored for years. Since then, Material Design...

[Update: Rolling out] Google Voice is finally testing making Phone Calls over Wi-Fi

Google and messaging apps: name a more iconic duo. Okay, while we like to joke about Google's penchant for creating new messaging apps, the company does still update their older apps with really useful features. Case in point: Google Voice. After a years-long wait, the Google Voice app will finally receive the ability to place phone...

Google Voice integration with Sprint is ending on June 1st

Google Voice is a US-only service lets users replace their traditional phone numbers. It does this by giving a free phone number which users can use for phone calls and text messages on multiple devices. The Google Voice apps for mobile languished for five years, but Google finally overhauled them last year. Recently, Google stated...

How to Listen to your Google Voice Voicemail on your Google Home

When the Google Home was first released, it was (and still is) lacking in many features. You still have no way to set calendar events, read your text messages, create a to-do list, and more. However, if you have the gumption, you can implement nearly all of these features on your own, thanks to the...

To Fi and Back Again: Google’s Inconsistent Messaging Space Complicates Sticking with One Service

I’ve written on Google’s convoluted messaging strategy before, but this was prior to the launch of Allo, which further added to the confusion of Google’s messaging platform. Allo has since been launched and updated several times, becoming a better product in the process. Google even surprised us all with a completely out-of-nowhere update to Google Voice...

Project Fi is Rumored to Integrate with Google Voice Soon

To kick off last week with a bang, Google finally started rolling out a big update to an application they've been ignoring for the longest time - Google Voice. This seems to be the latest step in Google's overarching goal of moving regular users away from their Hangouts application. With Hangouts shifting towards becoming an...

Google Voice Finally Gets Updated with New App Design, Crucial IM Features

Google Voice was an ambitious project through which Google aimed to give people a phone number that's their own, anywhere and any time, on any device. The actual apps have stagnated for nearly 5 years, though, a contributing factor leading many to think it was slowly being abandoned. Today, Google is bringing a fresh coat of paint...