Slashgear: Google Voice voicemail transcript forwarding shut down due to spam abuse

Slashgear: Google Voice voicemail transcript forwarding shut down due to spam abuse. “In an email sent to Google Voice users, the tech giant announced that Google Voice’s SMS voicemail transcription forwarding will be shutting down. It was pretty clear for the reason for the rather abrupt change: spam robocalls.”

Lifehacker: How To Get Google Assistant To Read Notifications From Third-Party Apps

Lifehacker: How To Get Google Assistant To Read Notifications From Third-Party Apps. “Previously, Google Assistant could only read messages from Android Messages and Google Hangouts aloud — and not very well, either. Now, the sky is the limit: Google Assistant can read your messages from third-party apps such as Slack, WhatsApp, Discord, Telegram, and even Google’s own finicky apps like Google Voice.”

Ubergizmo: Google Voice VoIP Calling Is Being Rolled Out To Users

Ubergizmo: Google Voice VoIP Calling Is Being Rolled Out To Users. “Last year Google had begun testing out a WiFi calling feature for Google Voice. For those wondering about the state of that feature, you might be pleased to learn that Google has recently confirmed that the feature is now being rolled out to users, where they expect that all Google Voice users should be able to access the VoIP call feature next week.”

CNET: How to port your landline number to Google Voice

CNET: How to port your landline number to Google Voice. “Still hanging onto your home phone? Worse, still paying for it? I suspect this is pretty common. It’s a hassle to give up a landline, if only because that number you’ve had for so many years is ‘on file’ at so many places. It’s your home number — and you need to keep that, right? The number, yes. But the service? Well, that’s another matter. By porting that number to Google Voice, you can keep your home number and actually make it a little more versatile. You can also stop paying extra for it — probably.”

SlashGear: Google Voice bug is blocking inbound text messages for some users

SlashGear: Google Voice bug is blocking inbound text messages for some users. “Google Voice users are complaining about some sort of issue that is preventing them from getting SMS texts. News of the bug first popped up online a couple days ago. Affected users explain that while they can successfully send out text messages using the service, replies sent to them don’t appear in the account, effectively ruining the usefulness of the platform for many people.”