Google Voice

Google, Inc.

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Current Version (49)
All time (17662)
App last updated Nov 17, 2017
New in version 2.10

- Google contacts are now displayed in search results
- Bug fixes and performance improvements


Google Voice gives you a free phone number for calling, text messaging, and voicemail. It works on smartphones and computers, and syncs across your devices so you can use the app while on the go or at home.

You’re in control
Forward calls, text messages, and voicemail to any of your devices, and get spam filtered automatically. Block numbers you don’t want to hear from.

Backed up and searchable
Calls, text messages, and voicemails are stored and backed up to make it easy for you to search your history.

Chat in groups, with photos
Send group texts and share photos instantly.

Your voicemail, transcribed
Google Voice provides free voicemail transcriptions that you can read in the app or have sent to your email.

Cheap international calling
Make international calls at competitive rates without using your mobile data.

Keep in mind:
• Google Voice is currently only available in the US
• All calls made using Google Voice for iPhone use the standard minutes from your cell phone plan
• Calls are placed through a US-based Google Voice access number, which may incur costs (e.g. when traveling internationally)

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Crash center
games player number1 on 11/23/2017
Can't believe it's a google app, crashes a ton!! Can't use it! @google please fix it asap!
Do NOT apply the NOV 17 upgrade (2.10); it crashes constantly
Matt N4 at Drexel U on 11/23/2017
Do NOT apply the NOV 17 upgrade (2.10); it crashes constantly! Again, like many times before in the Google voice 2.n product history, Google has issued a release that crashes frequently. This 2.10 code is bad. Do not apply this update. I.e.: it's nearly impossible to send a text message without the app crashing while you type the text. The app even frequently crashes while idle! Google take note: These crashes are not triggering the "send crash report" mechanism!
Balabumbum on 11/23/2017
Crashes al the time ! Text feature is horrible, I had to refresh to see the new messages, messages get displayed multiple times and so on. I thought google hires best engineers !!
SFDoug on 11/23/2017
I've used this app for years but the latest version crashes when I write text messages (and before they are sent!) I'm on iOS 11.1.2.
Can’t send pics??!!’
ask4ferguson on 11/23/2017
It’s a great app to have a separate number. BUT unable to send pics. I can attach them to a text but wont send. If they fix this it would be 5 Stars.
Reviewing this version.
d1rdw0lf on 11/22/2017
Google Voice itself is amazing. Im just posting this review to warn people that this version (2.10) crashes when typing a message. It crashes over and over, stay on the older version until it is fixed.
This app is bad need serious improvments
popm2000 on 11/22/2017
I been using this app for years, it really can use some improvement and new features, support 2 numbers for example, or make interface easy to use , there is no need for 2 tabs messaging and calls, recently about 3 month till today, app keeps crashing on iPhone, i have to reinstall it every time, i did submit many crash reports to support email, nothing happened , hope development team read this and fix this app, thanks
Crashes have mostly disappeared
steeevorino on 11/22/2017
I'm hesitant to give it 5 stars yet because of how terrible the crashing was in the last update. And I'm not updating from now on because this release seems stable. I use the app because I love GV but the app is just mediocre.
Closing off after About 30 seconds
DrRobK on 11/22/2017
I have been using Google Voice app for well over five years. Couple of versions ago it started shutting itself off after being open about 30 seconds. I am now using it on an iPhone sex with iOS 11.1.2. It is doing it again. When I am in the texting portion of the app, after the app is been open about 30 seconds it just closes. Makes usability very impaired. If this bug is repaired, the app gets five stars
Love it. Second line
MasonTheEditGod on 11/22/2017
I use this for my business line. Love today’s update btw. Much easier to copy messages
Requires Giving Full Address Book
kj Dweller on 11/21/2017
You can no longer use the app unless you give Google access to your entire address book! ☹️
iPhone X
BrianSMcDonald on 11/21/2017
I’ll give you a 5 star review once the app is updated to support the iPhone X!
Crashes are back
dl97ag on 11/20/2017
Uno star-o
Google messenger
IDyntafier on 11/20/2017
When using google voice for messaging, unless I shut it down and restart, the return texts from others will not show up. I can wait hours and nothing ever comes back to me unless google voice is shut down and restarted. Any suggestions?
Made it harder to delete messages
pese13 on 11/20/2017
They made it harder to delete messages. You no longer can push and hold on a conversation to get a delete button. You can only do that to "archive" it. To delete it, you now have to go into the conversation, tap the "..." button and then tap the "Delete" button...and then hit yes on the confirmation button. This is way too many steps just to delete some messages. It seriously slows down the work flow of the app. Fix that and my rating goes much higher.
All OLD message showing up in inbox folder
miksem on 11/20/2017
Update from 11/19/17 failed again - can’t use this app - crashing every second same way it did few months ago , GV team have to do a better QA before releasing updates !!! 10/2017-Finally issue with constant crashes fixed , back to 5 starts again - good job GV dev. Team. ......New issue as of October 2017 , IOS app crashes multiple times every time you are trying to reply to a text message. All OLD message showing up in inbox folder, they all used to be in archive folder before this update , now all my messages and missed calls for the past 5-7 years showing up in main/inbox folder and it would take me probably 3-5 days to move it back to archive Google have to issue update to fix this issue !
Trashes messages / order
Charlieios on 11/19/2017
Was hopeful the latest would address the issues, look like no improvement, in fact now it locks up and the app has to be closed. Let’s get the bugs out before new features? —/ The app fails to notify you if you have a new message about 50 % of the time. No sound, nothing. You have to constantly refresh the app to see if anybody’s responded to you. I’ve tried closing the app and also resetting the phone none of which help. If you try to go back and follow your text message conversations they are out of order you can’t tell what reply because with what incoming text message you had. Appears that the app is cashing your responses as you will see those responses pop up randomly and your text stream. Makes it totally unusable for documentation or even a quick review of what’s been said. App crashes on a regular basis, often several times a day. I’ve been a Google Voice user for years it’s a great application when it works. —- Can't wait for apple to approve the new version. Will update review the review when they do. ----- Window disappears almost every time you open it. Can't log out due to the settings window crashing. Do not download.
Voicemail, Call Forwarding
theblackgecko on 11/18/2017
Best part of Google Voice is that it makes it easy to carry multiple phones. Communicate like a dealer or a player!
Elthesensai on 11/18/2017
I have no idea why Google refuses to allow this app to use VoIP. Why is it in dead hangouts but not on this app? Does Google have any idea how incredibly archaic it is to have a server call you when someone calls your Google Voice number? Come on Google, add VoIP or take the app off the App Store.
Every update makes me sadder.
The1WhoKnocks on 11/18/2017
Every update I used to wonder if we were going to get voip support back since Google moved Google Voice off hangouts. CallKit powered Google Voice VOIP is a thing I’ve longed for for over a year. Now every update I hope the app will fill the screen on my iPhone X. Maybe in a years time I’ll give up on that too?
Google Voice user for years
tsettimo on 11/18/2017
I’ve changed phone numbers a lot over the years but have only had to give one number out publicly in all that time - my Google Voice number to which all of the changing numbers are tied. I can set my contacts up into groups and set up special answering messages for each, as well as set whether I want to receive a ring or send it straight to voice mail. This is an incredibly powerful too.
CRASHES! Has a bug!
ZStrong on 11/18/2017
Updated Again 11/18/2017 the BUG IS BACK!!!! I just updated to the latest version and it is now crashing after 20 seconds again...seriously?! COME ON GOOGLE?!?! Updated Review: 11/8/17 they put out an app update and fixed the issue!! I’m changing my one star rating back to 4 stars!! Thanks Google! Old Review: The app Crashes after being open for about 30 seconds EVERY SINGLE TIME! And it also makes my iPhone get HOT when using the app!!!
Badges syncing needs work
SeecoolGuy on 11/18/2017
Notifications really are not well handled in this app. When you receive a notification you are dropped into the notification but the badge and the app doesn't handle this action, to dismiss the badge you must exit the message and drill down into it a second time. Notifications syncing is worse than any other app I've used. SiriKit integration missing, so you can't say Siri send a google voice message to contact. Oops! This could have really given the app much wanted integration. GoogleVoice works well but I miss the favorites / quick calls menu already and you can't ask Siri to use google voice to dial a contact :( so much potential!
YMTTM on 11/18/2017
Works wonderfully
Please update app for the iPhone X Screen
acemanawc on 11/17/2017
I’m using the iPhone X and this app is currently very annoying to look at, especially with the black bars on top and bottom. I like using his app so please incorporate this fix for iPhone X screen optimization. Thank you.
Please update for the iPhone X
smartbot1of7 on 11/17/2017
I wish they would update for the iPhone X screen size...
iPhone X
Majed1988 on 11/17/2017
Thanks for the update google. Looking forward an iPhone X GUI support.
No iPhone X support.
Nicholas on 11/17/2017
Please update for iPhone X.
Please add iPhone X support 📲
fastman1982 on 11/17/2017
🙏 Thanks
Less pros..More cons in updates
Mr. O 1982 on 11/17/2017
I've been using GV since Oct.2010 & while some improvements were good/needed (group txt, pic txt). They decided to remove 1-click to call (or 5 speed dial #'s), calling thru the app. Since they went to this newer format/skin..I've gotten more "msg failed to send" than ever before. I keep reading about the app crashing during txt's..which is a reason why I haven't updated. It's abundantly clear that Google & Apple are not working together on this app..otherwise pic & video txt would've never been issue..since we live in a 'sharing' age now.
No more Click2Call
Alpaycan on 11/16/2017
Since they removed Click2Call function, I really don’t like it any more.
Laser fly on 11/16/2017
I'm so happy to use this app I love it.
saltuk2050 on 11/15/2017
Very bad app.Does not work good.There is no payment section.Useless
Very convenient
Case E on 11/15/2017
I enjoy using this app for people that I don't want to have my personal phone number. I use this as a second line to make business calls and texts. I also get email notifications and can respond through my email in case I forgot my username and password.
Crashes when opening
Niceguy68 on 11/15/2017
Crashes way to much when opening it just shuts down when I open the app
Indianajbird on 11/14/2017
I can’t even get past the terms and conditions page with this app. What does that say about it?
Great app
Daxiamaclo on 11/14/2017
Love it
Add Azerbaijan to countries
shaig.khaligli on 11/13/2017
Can't add number from Azerbaijan
Amazing App
Musiq08 on 11/13/2017
I downloaded the app and it gives you a generated cell phone number. If ou are networking or even posting your information online but do not want your phone number online this is the best thing. I can cancel or chnage my pgone number when ever I want to.
Great service, buggy app
quoll71 on 11/12/2017
I’ve used this service since the Grand Central days, and I think it’s awesome. But this app is terrible. The UI is often unintuitive (e.g. I press an icon for a person, and it’s checked, but I didn’t want to check it, and I can’t press it again to uncheck it), but the real problem is the bugs. - the badge notifications often fail to detect when a message has been read. - messages are regularly displayed out of order, or not at all. You have to leave the messages and return to see them. This can lead to more duplicates, or mid-ordering, or... - the app crashes a few times an hour. Most often when returning to the app, but often when using it. The service is wonderful, and I’m surprised more people aren’t using it, but this app is alpha quality.
Stickers/Paste image
Erallie on 11/10/2017
It's great, but I'd really like the ability to past images into the messages, so that I can use things like Bitmoji and just copy and paste the images straight from the keyboard instead of saving it and uploading it as a picture. A lot of sticker apps use the copy and paste feature for messaging, and I'd really like to be able to use them for google voice too. It would also be nice if google voice would offer stickers to be used in-app. That's would be nice.
Crash immediately on iPhone 6 updated to iOS 11.1
xd l on 11/8/2017
Crash immediately on iPhone 6 updated to iOS 11.1
Wonderful service
chip-munks on 11/7/2017
Love the easiness with which I can work, call, text, and send attachments.
Consistently does not deliver texts
usCsarahh31 on 11/7/2017
On multiple occasions my texts are not delivered, but no error or notification is given. It looks like it has been sent, but the recipient just doesn’t receive it. Happens with different numbers and from different devices that have been able to receive them in the past and their texts are still delivered to me. This is a big problem, Google.
Love it!!
Lady mogul on 11/7/2017
No need for those high price phone numbers. You can receive calls, send texts. And not worry about clients getting your personal number. I love it.
Worst experience ever
Ndehyaaan on 11/6/2017
I am this app to call you India and I paid for that , but the voice other person can't hear lot of disturbance .. OMG terrible
Still love it, but latest version crashes a lot
ImdZigman on 11/6/2017
This version crashes routinely, which is really unacceptable. Luckily, it restarts very quickly, but I hope they fix that SOON.
Can’t Download Videos
FireSprinklerGod on 11/5/2017
I give this app a 1 star rating because it does not allow you to view videos or download them.
Needs a way to let you know calls are coming from google voice
MomoHafez on 11/4/2017
Good app, but it *really* needs a way of letting you know incoming calls are coming in to your google voice number as opposed to your regular number. Godaddy’s SmartLine app does this - it displays “via SmartLine” underneath the number on incoming calls, 5 stars if Google Voice can implement this!
Not working
MsAlyce on 11/4/2017
Idk what happen but after I updated app yesterday it hasn’t been working .. when making a call from GV, a different # pops up each time and then says “call failed” and call doesn’t go thru to my linked #
Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Google, Inc.
  • Category: Productivity
  • Released: Nov 16, 2010
  • Current Version Released: Nov 17, 2017
  • Version: 2.10
  • Size: 80.9 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX,
  • Supported Languages: Arabic; Catalan; Valencian; Chinese; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Malay; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Chinese; Slovak; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Vietnamese;