Tag Archive: Voicemail

Pixel and Nexus dialer will send spam calls directly to voicemail

This will be available for all users in the next few weeks.

You know what’s not fun? Spam calls. Picking up the phone to be told you’ve won an all-expense-paid cruise after simply handing over your credit card info gets old real fast, and to help filter these out of your day, the Google Phone app for Pixel and Nexus devices is getting a new direct-to-voicemail feature for them.

First spotted by 9to5Google, this will send any  [Read More…]

Google adds video and audio voicemail to Duo

Rolling out to Android and iOS starting today.

Google Duo has become one of the best video-calling apps around, and today it’s adding a helpful tool for when contacts you try to reach aren’t available.

Next time you call someone on Duo and they don’t answer, you’ll have an option to leave them a video message. Messages can be up to 30-seconds long, and once you’re happy with how your message turns out, you can send it to  [Read More…]

WhatsApp beta update brings voicemail and a new font

WhatsApp beta has just picked up an update to 2.16.189 with a litany of new features. First off is the ability to send a voicemail in case a voice call does not go through, or if the recipient declines the call. Earlier, you had to go back to the chat window to send a voice message, but that option is now available directly in the after-call menu, which also offers the ability to call the user back.

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Project Fi app now lets you record and manage voicemail greetings with a tap

The Project Fi app has received a small, but nonetheless useful update, bringing the ability for users to easily record and manage multiple voicemail greetings right from the app. Of course, there are some bug fixes coming along for the ride as well. Here’s the full skinny on what’s new:

Record, manage, and switch between multiple voicemail greetings directly from the app Bug fixes and performance improvements

With the changes, you’ll be able to use a new  [Read More…]

Google Voice voicemail transcriptions are now 49 percent less confusing

If you’ve been flummoxed at some of the errors you’ve gotten in Google Voice’s voicemail transcription, you’ll be happy to know that things are getting better. Google announced that they have used user-submitted feedback to improve voice transcription accuracy for Google Voice and Project Fi users by 49 percent.

Android M to get visual voicemail support for some carriers

Visual voicemail is a long missing standard in the smartphone world. Voicemail is an annoying, antiquated system that needs to die already. Visual voicemail allows you to listen to voicemails by selecting individual messages instead of waiting through all of them and having to hit touch tone buttons to modify or delete them.

Thankfully, Google seems to be taking visual voicemail into its own hands with Android M. A rudimentary form of the system is available in the preview and actually  [Read More…]

We’re podcasting live at 4 p.m. EDT (plus, return of the voicemail!)

A quick heads up, folks, that we’ll be podcasting live at 4 p.m. EDT today. (You can join us at this link.) On tap: we’ll break down the Great Samsung Keyboard Exploit Of 2015 That You Probably Don’t Really Need To Worry About, check in on Jerry’s time with the, erm, Pebble Time, see what’s up with this Sony Xperia Z4v, and we’ll answer more of your questions live on air!

And to that last point: If  [Read More…]

Google Hangouts getting free voice calls and voicemail

It’s been a long loooong time coming, but Google Voice is finally getting more-or-less fully integrated into Hangouts. Earlier today we saw Google migrating Voice messaging into Hangouts, and now with an update to the Hangouts app for both Android (version 2.3, which will be rolling out over the next few days) and iOS you’ll be able to make calls make phone calls with ease.

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Google Voice updated, provides fix for delayed SMS and voicemail notifications

 Google Voice

The Google Voice app has been updated in the Android Market. The updated includes, among other enhancements, a new widget and a fix for delayed SMS and voicemail notifications.

Here is the full list of changes —

Does not require data connectivity for making calls to all numbers you previously called Warns you when no data connectivity before you compose/send text messages Fix for bug that required to click the voicemail play  [Read More…]