Last year Google had begun testing out a WiFi calling feature for Google Voice. For those wondering about the state of that feature, you might be pleased to learn that Google has recently confirmed that the feature is now being rolled out to users, where they expect that all Google Voice users should be able to access the VoIP call feature next week.
This is according the product lead for Google Voice, Scott Johnston, who responded to a question from a user regarding the VoIP feature. There is no mention as to what might have caused the feature to take as long to get out to the masses as it did, but we do believe in it being better late than never. Not to mention that there are plenty of other VoIP services out there already, such as Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger, and so on that users could have used as an alternative if they really needed the feature.
Alternatively there is always Google Duo if you really need to make calls over the internet, although it does come with video so it might be worth taking note of. In any case if you haven’t received the new feature yet, not to worry because as Johnston stated on Twitter, they expect a full roll out next week, so if you don’t have it yet, you should next week.
We are rolling out VOIP in Voice as we speak. Should be to 100% next week.
— Scott Johnston (@happyinwater) January 24, 2019
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