Turn call screening off

If you'd like to answer calls to your Google number without pressing any numbers, simply disable call screening in your Google Voice settings. Here's how:

  1. Click the gear icon at the top right of any Google Voice page, click the Settings link, and select the Calls tab.
  2. Select the 'Off' radio button option in the Call Screening section.
  3. Click Save Changes.

With call screening turned off, the first phone that picks up will get the call if you have several forwarding phones.

If a voicemail system picks up the call, any message left by the caller will not appear in your Google Voice inbox, and instead appear on the voicemail system that picked up the call (i.e. your home answering machine, your work voicemail system, etc.). You can turn off call screening on a per contact basis in your Contacts list.

If you turn off call screening, you won't be able to directly send a call to voicemail or ListenInTM on a call.