Friday, 24 March, 2017

Google Voice updated w/ redesigned web & iOS apps, promise of 'regular' updates

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Bessie Robbins | 24 January, 2017, 09:19

It returned with a few minor updates on Monday and promises of more to come.

Next week we will be anxiously mashing the "check for updates" button so we can share with you what arrives with this much-anticipated update.

Last year, Google announced that Android apps would be heading to the desktop, available through the Google Play Store on Chromebook laptops. As with Facebook Messenger and Apple Messages, texts sent to your Google Voice number now arrive as threaded conversations, so tapping on a contact opens up all of your texts with that person. One of the most noticeable differences in a new inbox page where messages are segregated based on the type of communication. In addition to the new support for group chats and photo MMS, Google Voice transcribes voice mail messages for users so users do not have to call their voice mail service to retrieve messages.

You usually have to enable tethering on one device before using another to connect to it, using a passcode. According to Google, the update will make it easier to keep things organised. Introducing Android One phones may target a brand new demography for the tech giant in the United States Market.

Serena Williams dominates Jo Konta to make Australian Open semi-final
Konta's status as a genuine contender to win the first Grand Slam of the year is credit, in part, to her mental resilience. The ninth seed's backhand is a risky weapon, and she will have the tools to punish the American if she is off her game.

There are three tabs on the new look though, which will show you your missed items, and that is pretty cool.

Generally, while using any application on a mobile device, you first need to download and then install it. As such, Instant Apps are only available right now for BuzzFeed, Wish, Periscope, and Viki. Google is promising RCS features on supported networks in the future.

Another feature on the Google Voice iOS and Android app update includes voicemail transcriptions for Spanish now too. Google has said that the apps will only run on newer systems and that they intentionally decided not to try and update the older models. Voice also gets support for in-notification replies. Let us know in the comments.

(Photo: Google Play) The Google Voice app's exhausted old user interface. Voice remains a standalone product though, offering unique value to people who frequently use multiple devices for calling and texts.

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