Use Google Voice with classic Hangouts

 

Switch back to Google Voice from classic Hangouts 

Phone calls and text messages are no longer available in classic Hangouts. Use Google Voice for phone calls and text messages. You can use Google Voice on your Android or iOS device.

Google Voice gives you a phone number for calls, texts and voicemails. You can use this number to make domestic and international calls from your web browser and mobile devices. If you're in the US, you can choose your own number. 

In addition to using Google Voice for calls, texts and voicemails, you can also: 

  • Read voicemail transcripts in your inbox and search them like emails.
  • Personalise voicemail greetings.
  • Make international calls at low rates.
  • Get protection from spam calls and messages.
  • Block unwanted callers.
  • Screen calls before you answer.

Google Voice saves and processes your call, text and voicemail information.

Get a classic Hangouts refund

You can ask for a refund for classic Hangouts calls and balances within six months of your original purchase. Request a Google Voice or classic Hangouts refund.

Get started with Google Voice

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When you turn off Google Voice texts and voicemail in classic Hangouts

  • You can read and respond to messages only in Google Voice.
  • Google Voice message history from classic Hangouts appears in Google Voice.
  • Voicemails are stored in Google Voice and are marked as unread.
  • You can still access your Google Voice message history in classic Hangouts, but new messages won't be accessible in classic Hangouts.

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