Vonage, Google Voice Get Better SMS and Transcription Support
Both Vonage and Google Voice recently added new support for message transcription and SMS.
- Vonage: The new Vonage Visual Voicemail features a voicemail-to-text transcription service that converts Vonage customers' voicemails into text messages or emails that are sent directly to the end users' PC or mobile phone. Messages can be stored, searched, saved, deleted or forwarded.
- Google Voice: Google recently added the ability to have SMS messages that are sent to a Google Voice number automatically forwarded to an email address. End users can read and reply to an SMS message directly from their email inbox. Incoming SMS messages are also threaded, which keeps users' inboxes cleaner.
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 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.
Facebook Messenger Brings SMS Back to Android App
Facebook today said Facebook Messenger users will once again be able to send SMS messages — as long as they're running Android. Essentially, Android users can set Messenger as the default SMS app, which will route all SMS messages and conversations through Messenger rather than any other SMS apps that may be installed on the device.
Google Hits Refresh Button on Hangouts for Android
Google today pushed out a significant update to its Hangouts messaging application for Android devices that puts it inline with the iOS app. Google overhauled Hangouts' visual appearance with material design, and improved how the app feels thanks to more fluid transitions, and better touch response.
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