The Google Voice application for iOS was updated yesterday, and the search giant announced in a post on its blog that the latest version of its application is compatible with the iPad and the iPod touch. Another feature, called Click2Call, was also introduced in this update to support the devices that cannot initiate calls. Google’s blog post explains:
While you can’t use your iPod or iPad as a phone, you can use it to initiate Google Voice calls with your phones. We call this feature Click2Call. Simply click any ‘Call’ button in the Google Voice app on your iPod or iPad and then select which of your phones you want to ring. Google Voice will call your phone and then connect your call.
Other changes in this update include:
- Do Not Disturb setting
- Text forwarding is automatically disabled when registering for Push notifications
- Added Text forwarding setting to the app
- Easier to make calls from the phone Address Book
- Removed annoying OK dialog every time you send an SMS
- Fixed crashes caused by text messages that begin with a space character
- Fixed bug that caused the entire Inbox to load
- Fixed bug that caused Contact pictures to get mixed up
- Improved access to Contact groups
- Improved speed of Contact search
The latest version of Google Voice is available to download now in the App Store. Unfortunately, it’s currently only available in the U.S. at this time.