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Google Voice's delayed texts should (mostly) be fixed by now

Google Voice's delayed texts should (mostly) be fixed by now

When you're trying to keep on top of your communications, having one number that's tied to all your devices — and even accessible through a web interface — sounds like a dream come true. And for the most part, that's exactly what Google Voice is. But key to that success is it managing to actually do its job, and right now that's not exactly going as planned, as Google reports issues with text messages experiencing delays.

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Google Voice is letting you go scorched earth on your SMS thread history

Google Voice is letting you go scorched earth on your SMS thread history

It might not be one of Google's most-used services, but Voice fans are as dedicated as they come. Although the app doesn't receive attention as often as many of us might wish for, today's your lucky day. Voice is getting four long-awaited features that should make its calling and texting experience a whole lot smoother and more manageable.

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Google Voice won't forward text messages to outside numbers much longer

Google Voice won't forward text messages to outside numbers much longer

The slow, painful stagnation of Google's call forwarding service continues. An update to the support text for Google Voice says that soon SMS forwarding for Google Voice will no longer operate. That will leave the Google Voice app, on your phone or the web, as the only place that they're visible. Google says that carriers are beginning to block these messages, which is, indeed, something we've observed over the last few weeks.

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Google starts refunding Hangouts call credits ahead of feature shutdown

Google starts refunding Hangouts call credits ahead of feature shutdown

As part of Hangouts' long, drawn-out death, Google is also pulling the plug on the imaginatively titled Call Phones feature, which lets you place a phone call in Hangouts via Google Voice. It was mostly free, but you did have to pay for certain call types. With the feature set to expire by next month, Google is now sending out emails regarding refunds for any remaining balance you might have, and you can trigger the process manually as well.

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Now that Hangouts is dead, here are 5 apps to replace its dialer

Now that Hangouts is dead, here are 5 apps to replace its dialer

It's no secret Google is pulling the plug on Hangouts, and even though its death has been chaotic, the service has been replaced by other ones to chat and place video calls. Unfortunately, few people know Hangouts also offered a dialer app, which allowed users to place calls for free in North America, as well anywhere in the world for relatively cheap fees. The software is also being phased out, and doesn't really come with an actual replacement. Sure, most people in US would have already switched to Google Voice for this purpose, but what about the ones in other countries?

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Google Voice finally recognizes vCard contact attachments

Google Voice finally recognizes vCard contact attachments

Google Voice's latest update brings a mundane yet important feature if you're still shooting SMS with a ton of people: the ability to accept vCard attachments for instant contact registration.

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Google lets us in on new details in the plot to kill Hangouts

Google lets us in on new details in the plot to kill Hangouts

Ever since Google announced back in 2017 that Hangouts would be split into the Chat and Meet apps, consumers have been curious about when to expect major changes. We started seeing the first signs of the transition earlier this year, and now Google is letting Hangouts holdovers know what to expect going forward — including the plans for Google Fi and Google Voice customers.

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The Google Phone app is testing three new additions, including caller ID announcement

The Google Phone app is testing three new additions, including caller ID announcement

The Phone by Google app isn't a Pixel exclusive anymore, but that doesn't mean the development team is taking a break on implementing new stuff. Google officially announced Verified Calls earlier this month, and now we've gotten a look at two more additions currently in the works — including Caller ID announcement.

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Google has resolved its massive server issues affecting Gmail, Drive, Keep, Docs, Meet, Chat, and Voice

Google has resolved its massive server issues affecting Gmail, Drive, Keep, Docs, Meet, Chat, and Voice

Tonight, Google experienced some issues with its servers as multiple services were affected by disruptions, but by now, the company has confirmed that the problems are fixed. People reported that they couldn't send emails via Gmail and upload files to Drive, with thousands of reports on DownDetector.com. Google itself noted on its G Suite Status Dashboard that there were additional problems with Docs, Meet, Chat, Keep, Groups, Slides, Sites, and Voice.

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