Google Voice

Google Voice (formerly GrandCentral) is a telecommunications service by Google launched on March 11, 2009. As of October 2009, Google Voice had some 1.4 million users, 570,000 of whom used the service 7 days a week. This number has risen markedly since Google made the transition of its Google Voice service from "invitation only" to be available to all Gmail subscribers in the United States. A Wired Magazine blog post quoted a figure of 3.5 million in 2013.The service is configured and maintained by the user in a web-based application, styled after Google's e-mail service, Gmail, or through the service's Android and iOS apps.
Posts about Google Voice
  • Ringing in 2017 with updates to our Google Voice apps

    … When we first introduced Google Voice our goal was to create “one number for life”—a phone number that’s tied to you, rather than a single device or a location. Since then, millions of people have signed up to use Google Voice to call, text and get voicemail on all their devices. It’s been several years since we’ve made significant updates…

    The Official Google Blogin Google- 32 readers -
  • Comparing Google Home to Google Search

    … A few weeks ago we purchased a Google Home for the office in order to investigate the relationship between Google Voice (Google Assistant) and SEO (specifically, featured snippet results). I thought it was so handy I bought one myself. Inspired by Dr. Pete’s initial foray into this, I wanted to provide more detail on this with my own…

    Harris Schachter/ OptimizePrimein Google- 16 readers -
  • How AI Is Shaping The Future Of PPC – Hero Conf London Takeaways

    … experiences with AI, the more we expect all companies and/or products to interact with us like they’re human. That includes PPC interactions. Evidence: We like engaging with products as if they’re human. Take voice search as an example. Voice searches are becoming exponentially more common. We want Siri or Cortana to answer our questions. We want them…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search How To's- 30 readers -
  • Voice UI and intelligent assistants: trends to watch out for next

    … to Echo’s increasing awareness and popularity, its value proposition, robust and growing functionality and perceived promise are ushering in a new era – the AI, Machine Learning and voice UI era. Here are a few trends and predictions to look for as we prepare for this exciting wave which will most certainly become ever more present in our everyday…

    Search Engine Watch- 23 readers -