Send all calls to voicemail

If you'd like to send all calls made to your Google number directly to voicemail, you can enable Do Not Disturb from a phone or through the Google Voice website. Then, all calls will be sent to voicemail until you disable the setting. Please note that any text message sent to your Google number while Do Not Disturb is enabled, will also not be forwarded to the phones you've set up to receive text messages and have marked as 'Mobile'.

To send all your calls to voicemail (the 'Do Not Disturb' feature), follow these steps:

Enabling 'Do Not Disturb' from a phone

  1. Call your Google number. Press the * key and enter your PIN (if you're not calling from one of your phones that connects directly to your voicemail and account system).
  2. Press 4 to access the main settings menu.
  3. Press 4 again to access your temporary settings.
  4. Press 1 to activate Do Not Disturb.
  5. Press 1 again to confirm your selection.

Enabling 'Do Not Disturb' from the Google Voice site

  1. Sign in to Google Voice.
  2. Click the gear icon gear icon at the top right of any page, and select Voice settings.
  3. In the Calls tab, select the checkbox next to Do Not Disturb. You can also set your Do Not Disturb setting to expire after a certain period of time. If so, select the checkbox next to 'Ends in' and set the desired amount of time (in minutes, hours, or days) for which you'd like to have the Do Not Disturb feature enabled.
  4. Click Save Changes.

While you can enable and disable Do Not Disturb from the Google Voice website, phone system, and the mobile site, the time expiration setting is only available through the Google Voice website.

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