Google Voice Makes SMS Searchable, Transcribes Voicemail
Google has transformed its Grand Central service into a new offering called Google Voice. Google Voice offers people a single phone number that can ring multiple phones, including home, work and mobile lines, at once or separately. Some of the new features will allow you to search the SMS messages you send/receive from Google, receive transcripts of your voicemails via email, and have access to a central voicemail box from any phone and the web. Calls can be routed to different lines depending on who calls, and users can set specific greetings for specific callers. The service is available starting today to current Grand Central users, and will be offered more widely in the coming weeks.
Google Voice Gains New Lease On Life with Massive Overhaul
Google today introduced a wholly new version of Google Voice for Android, iOS, and the web. The calling, voicemail, and messaging platform has been overhauled from the ground up with a new design, new features, and a fresh commitment from Google to keep the service updated.
Google's Fiber Phone Bridges Home and Mobile Service
Google today announced the Fiber Phone, a home-phone service for its Google Fiber internet customers. The service includes unlimited nationwide calling, caller ID, voicemail, privacy controls, spam filtering, and do-not-disturb tools.
Google Assistant Can Now Find Your Phone, Call from Your Mobile Number
Google today said its Home-based Google Assistant product can easily find your Android or iOS smartphone. Home owners need only say, "OK Google, find my phone." The Assistant will ring Android phones, or send a call to iPhones, even when the phone is in silent mode.
Google to Strip SMS from Hangouts May 22
Google today outlined a number of changes to its various messaging services, including a dramatic shift for Hangouts. Starting May 22, Google Hangouts will no longer support SMS for text messaging between phones.
Google Introduces Google Photos
Google today announced Google Photos, another attempt by the company to help people get a handle on their photos and videos. Google wants Photos to serve as users' central repository for all their photos and videos, make it easy to manage and edit them, and make it easy to share and save the photos that matter.