By Stephen Schenck | October 14, 2011 5:06 PM
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.