A little over a year ago, Google released an early preview of Google Voice, Google’s web-based platform for managing your communications. Google introducedÂ one number to ring all your phones, voicemail that works like email, free calls and text messages to the U.S. and Canada, low-priced international calls and moreâ€”the only catch was you had to request and receive an invite to try it out. Today, after lots of testing and tweaking, they are excited to open up Google Voice to the public, no invitation required.
Over the past year, Google has introduced a mobile web app, an integrated voicemail player in Gmail, the ability to use Google Voice with your existing number and more. Over a million of you are now actively using Google Voice, and many of the features released over the last year (like SMS to email and our Chrome extension) came as a result of users suggestions.
If you havenâ€™t yet tried Google Voice, just dont wait try it out and give your valueable feedback. Check out Google’s revamped features page to learn about everything Google Voice can do, and if you havenâ€™t seen it yet, this video provides a good overview in less than two minutes:
Google feel proud of the progress they’ve made with Google Voice over the last few years, and they are still just scratching the surface of whatâ€™s possible when you combine your regular phone service with the latest web technology. Itâ€™s even more amazing to think about how far communication has come over the last couple hundred years. To put things in context, Google created this infographic to visualize some recent history of human communication and how Google Voice uses the web to help people communicate in more ways than ever before.