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Set up or change a voicemail greeting

You can record a custom greeting for your voicemail or use the default greeting for Google Voice. Record up to ten voicemail greetings and select the one that you would like callers to hear.

Turn on your microphone

To record a new greeting, your browser has to let Google Voice use your computer's microphone.

Browser Instructions for accessing your microphone
Chrome Browser See: Use your camera and microphone
Mozilla® Firefox® See: Use the microphone
Apple® Safari® See: Change Website preferences in Safari on Mac

Record a new greeting

When you use Chrome Browser or Firefox, you can record a greeting up to three minutes long. If you use Safari, recordings can only be one minute long. You cannot record a new greeting with Microsoft® Internet Explorer®. If you don't record a new greeting, callers will hear the default greeting.

To record a new greeting:

  1. On your computer, go to voice.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click settings .
  3. On the left, click Voicemail.
  4. In the Active greeting section, click Record a greeting.
  5. Click record .
  6. Record your greeting and then click stop .
  7. Choose what you would like to do with the recording:
    • To listen to the recording, click play .
    • To replace the recording, click Redo.
    • To save the recording, click Save. Enter a name for the new greeting and click Save.

You can record a greeting up to three minutes long.

Change your greeting

To use a greeting that you've already recorded or switch back to the default greeting:

  1. On your computer, go to voice.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click settings .
  3. On the left, click Voicemail.
  4. In the Active greeting section, click Manage all greetings.
  5. Next to the greeting that you would like to use, click More Moreand thenSet as active.

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