Google Voice Begins To Add MMS Support


If you’re juggling multiple phones, whether mobile, land-line, or a mixture of both, Google Voice can be an invaluable tool for enabling others to get in touch with you. Moving all your voicemails and text messages into one place might make things easier to keep track of, but there’s always been one missing component that Google Voice hadn’t managed to integrate as well: MMS. While there’s still a long way to go, today Google announced its first efforts towards finally adding MMS to Google Voice.

The current implementation has plenty of restrictions, like how you access your messages, and what carriers are being used. As of today, you can receive MMS messages originating from users on Sprint. When forwarding service from your Google Voice number to another phone, the messages will pass right along. Additionally, if you already have Google Voice set up to deliver SMS messages to an email account, now MMS attachments will show up as well.

The only major sticking point, short of the Sprint exclusivity, is that MMS won’t appear in your Google Voice inbox, but that’s sure to be resolved quickly. Google promises it’s working on bringing MMS support to additional carriers in the future.

Source: Google

Via: Droid-life

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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