Google has provided a lot of attention to a variety of apps in the realm of communication and last year even came out with new apps Allo and Duo to help people keep in touch. One app that always seemed to be forgotten though was Google Voice, which Google acknowledges has not had an update in quite a while. That will change this week as Google announced an update to the Google Voice app on several platforms that will start rolling out today.
According to Google, they have overhauled the user interface to clean things up. One of the most noticeable differences in a new inbox page where messages are segregated based on the type of communication. This new page provides tabs for phone calls, text messages, and voicemails.
Google also notes that the messages function for Google Voice now supports group and photo MMS messages. Voice also gets support for in-notification replies. Users will also find conversations are threaded to try to make it easier to keep track of an ongoing discussion.
Finally, Google indicates they are starting to provide support for Spanish voicemail transcripts.
The Google Voice platform was the search giant’s first attempt to provide a phone number that is connected to a person instead of being tied to a device or service. To help further that goal, users can access their account using apps on Android, iOS, or through a web interface on the desktop. The new features rolling out this week will apply to all of those platforms.