Another Google Service Closes: Texts with Voicemail Transcripts

Long-time Slashdot reader freelunch reports that Google Voice “has announced via email that they are ending one of their most popular features — sending transcripts of voice mails via text message. The cited reason is carrier message blocking.”

From Google’s email:

It has come to our attention that certain carriers are blocking the delivery of these messages because they are automated and, at times, contain transcripts that resulted from unsolicited robocalls.

We can no longer ensure these messages will be delivered, so unfortunately we are turning down the feature. We have been slowly rolling out these changes and expect them to be fully deployed by 9 August 2019. No action is needed on your part.

However, the Get voicemail via email continues to be supported. As an alternative, the Google Voice iOS, Android and web apps can always be used to check voicemail and view transcripts.

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