August 21, 2014

Rumor: Google Voice via Gmail Being Tested

It’s being rumored that Google is testing their Google Voice services and features through integration with Gmail.  Rather than relying on a phone to make calls, users would see a pop-up window with a dialpad, contacts, and a credit balance.  If true, this would be a major step forward to getting Google Voice over IP, and possibly some Android integration down the road. TechCrunch reported back in April that Google was testing a desktop application that allowed for making and receiving calls.  Could this be the same thing?

One thing is for certain, something is going on with Google Voice and Gmail.  How do I know?  Try this – Try to create a label in Gmail called “voicemail”.

“Sorry, you can’t create a label named “voicemail” (it’s a reserved system label). Please try another name:”