A the voice of google number allows you to forward calls and messages from one number to all your other phones, which is a boon if you have multiple devices. However, Google has announced that the “messages” part of this equation is about to disappear. The Google Voice app is now telling users that “forwarding of messages to linked numbers will stop soon, as mobile carriers have started blocking these messages,” according to Android Police.
Call forwarding is not affected, so you can still use your Google Voice number to ring all your other phones. However, you will only be able to see your Google Voice messages on the Google Voice app on your phone or on the web. This could cause problems for notifications as some portable devices and other devices do not support notifications directly from Google Voice because Android Police Noted. However, you will still be able to receive voicemail messages to your email address.
Google Voice is one of Google’s oldest services, having started in 2009. However, he only received sporadic updates and users live in fear that it might one day be interrupted as many other Google products. The search giant hasn’t said when the SMS forwarding will end, but you’ll probably want to make sure you have Voice installed on your Android smartphone (s) so that you can always receive notifications on the go.