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Back in May of 2013, it was confirmed by Google that Hangouts would in fact be the future of Google Voice, but we were never given a solid time frame. One post by a Googler indicated that it would take place sometime after May 15 of this year, which during the time leading up to that date, Google would be killing off third party apps that milked from Google Voice.

According to the newest rumor from 9to5 Google, sources indicate that Hangouts will take over all of Voice’s functions, without anyone losing their info/data/profile, in the next couple of months. With a timeline like that, it seems as if marking June 25 and 26 on your calendar for Google I/O 2014 is a mighty safe bet as to when this transition take place.

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I think everyone has been waiting for an update to Google Voice for a long time.
As long as it still has the core functionality I'm all for it. Well, if it is done tastefully that is.
Personally I use GV a lot, I would hate for it to become unusable.
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The ONLY issue I have is that it took over all my texts, I litteraly didn't get any text/voicemails...they all went to hangout! I use Google voice when I am at work and can't text on my phone....hopefully that isn't an issue anymore.
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I thought google voice became Hangouts a while ago. About two months ago I wanted to install google voice on an additional computer and it wasn't even an option...I have to use Hangouts.

I don't really see much of a difference...save for it looks prettier.
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I thought google voice became Hangouts a while ago. About two months ago I wanted to install google voice on an additional computer and it wasn't even an option...I have to use Hangouts.

I don't really see much of a difference...save for it looks prettier.

This is on the Android side of the house, not on your PC/GMail.
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Thank god, the Voice app is el horrible.
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the integration of google voice into hangouts is old news. It has been stated ever since they released hangouts for iOS that could make free voice calls. They better follow through with allowing free voice calls through hangouts.
 
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I better be able to do it all over wifi like I can currently(in android as well as in Windows). Going to be annoying if I have to switch numbers to a different free voip service...
Edited by ryboto - 3/18/14 at 6:17pm
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I'm currently texting from GV website, not hangouts.
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Hangouts is ok. but the UI is terrible.
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Well I am curious to see how this plays out... as long as it doesn't lose anything really I don't mind. But my GV number is my number.
 
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