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Google Voice users will get group SMS support thanks to Hangouts 4.0

Along with its new design, and speed improvements, Hangouts 4.0 will bring along with it the ability for Google Voice users to participate in group SMS (sometimes referred to as group MMS) conversations. While there are a few catches, this is a huge step in the right direction for Google Voice...
Google Voice voicemail transcriptions are now 49 percent less confusing

Google Voice voicemail transcriptions are now 49 percent less confusing

If you've been flummoxed at some of the errors you've gotten in Google Voice's voicemail transcription, you'll be happy to know that things are getting better. Google announced that they have used user-submitted feedback to improve voice transcription accuracy for Google Voice and Project Fi...
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Handling the loss of Google Voice features in Project Fi, and how things change

We've already established that moving from Google Voice to Project Fi isn't all that scary, but now that we're using Fi ourselves we can talk about exactly how it works once you make the switch. Thankfully most of the high-level features remain the same, but just pick up a simpler interface and a...
Google wants your feedback on Google Voice

Google wants your feedback on Google Voice

Google wants your feedback on how it can improve Google Voice. There's no doubt that users have some frustrations with Google Voice, including some slight hiccups with its integration into Hangouts. Now, however, Google is looking to get some feedback on how you would improve the Google Voice...
No, Project Fi will not destroy your Google Voice account

No, Project Fi will not destroy your Google Voice account

Google's MVNO project relies heavily on the same technology that makes Google Voice work, but you're not losing anything by using Fi. News that Google was finally pushing Project Fi invites to a handful of people led to a whole lot of users asking those lucky enough to get in on the action what...
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Google Voice adds Verizon Wireless MMS support and native MMS for pictures

A month after Google announced it had added MMS support inside Google Voice for nearly all major wireless carriers in the US and Canada, it revealed today that the lone holdout, Verizon Wireless, has at last added MMS support to the app as well. In fact the support started last week. The news...
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Google Voice MMS capabilities expanded in North America

Google has expanded carrier support for picture messaging over Google Voice. After working with carriers for support, users on 100 different North American carriers — including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell Canada, Rogers, Telus, and many more — should now be able to recieve MMS messages on...
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I'm going all-in with Hangouts for messaging and calls

Google still has work to do, but you couldn't pay me to go back to the way things were before I'm just finishing a two week experiment where I've gone "all in" on Google Hangouts for my calling and texting. After dabbling around with things and watching bugs get fixed for a week after Hangouts...
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Why you shouldn't delete the Google Voice app just yet

If you want to use your Google Voice number for every call, keep the app installed for now The times, they are a-changin'. Google Voice is slowly but surely being absorbed into Hangouts, and you can do basically everything you used to do in the Google Voice app inside Hangouts now instead. I say...
What you need to know about the new Google Hangouts, Hangouts Dialer, and the old Google Voice

What you need to know about the new Google Hangouts, Hangouts Dialer, and the old Google Voice

The new Hangouts is beautiful, and more than a little confusing now that it can integrate with Google Voice Google Hangouts is getting a pretty major refresh, and it now integrates with Google Voice. And there's a new Hangouts Dialer to contend with if you want to use both together. If it's all...

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