A welcomed function that has been a very long time coming
Thousands of hearts rose and sank today when a Google Voice update landed in the play store, and it turned out to just be an update to add texting short codes to the service. While we’ve been holding out for a somewhat bigger update to Google Voice for some time now, we’re not going to look this gift horse in the mouth.
The addition of texting short codes means that folks who rely on Google Voice as their primary number can use these codes for things like online banking, SMS alerts from services and many other uses. Previously if you attempted to enter a short code, the app would offer to attempt and send it via the default messaging app and service quantity — whereas this used to be helpful since you’d get the brief code despatched, it wasn’t from the quantity you wished.
As the power to textual content brief codes additionally brings alongside “911” as a that you can think of possibility, the replace additionally provides you a warming message if you find yourself about to ship an emergency textual content message. Head to the Play Retailer hyperlink and replace to the most recent model of the app.