Android Central

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Google is completely focused on Google+ and they plan on integrating it with every one of their services that they can. Today Google has announced that they have integrated your Google+ circles into Google Voice so that you can easily manage your contacts and how they are able to reach you. 

Calls from your “Creepers” circle can be sent straight to Voicemail, only your “College Buddies” circle will hear you rap your voicemail greeting, or you can set your “Family” circle to only ring your mobile phone.

Setting this up is extremely easy, just head into your Groups and Circles tab in Google Voice and customize it the way you prefer.

Source: Google Voice Blog

 
There are 5 comments

icebike says:

And if you don't use Google+ the same capability is there for your Contact Groups. So its not all that G+ specific.

nighthawk700 says:

Sounds like a fine idea except 98% of the people who are going to call me are on Facebook, not on G+.

bplewis24 says:

Sounds like a personal problem.

aristarchus says:

You can add people to circles even if they they are not on google plus.

foozwald says:

I'm trying to figure out how this works when you also use the Contact Groups. For instance, I already have a Group for my friends, and it has the advantage that it actually has phone numbers. Most of the members of my Friends Circle do not have phone numbers. So the only way my phone knows if a Friend is calling is because he's in the Contact Group, not because he's in the Circle. And if someone does have a phone number linked into both a Contact Group as well as a Circle, which setting takes precedence?

Like other people have been saying, not sure this adds a whole lot.