Forward text messages or voicemail

Google Voice can forward your text messages or voicemail transcripts to your phone. 

For Voice for Google Workspace accounts managed by your work or school, voicemail transcripts are available in these languages.

Forward your text messages

Important: In light of spam causing potential issues with SMS forwarding, text message forwarding to linked numbers will end in July 2021.

Your forwarded text messages will show up in your email or texting app.

  1. On your Android device, open the Voice app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu "" and then Settings.
  3. Under Messages, turn on the forwarding you want:
    • Forward messages to linked numbers—Tap, and then next to the linked number, check the box.
    • Forward messages to email—Sends text messages to your email.

Forward your voicemail

Your forwarded voicemail transcripts will show up in your email app.

  1. On your Android device, open the Voice app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu "" and then Settings.
  3. Under Voicemail, turn on Get voicemail via email.
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