The best app for your Android device just got even better. Upping its version to 0.4.2.38, the Google Voice for Android app will now let users send text messages to multiple recipients.
The new feature will no longer require you to send the same message repeatedly across each contact, since you can do it in just one send. Group messaging can be very convenient for, let’s say, party invites and holiday greetings, although the feature may also encourage users to spam their contacts with unnecessary messages.
Besides mass messaging, notifications regarding text messages have been improved: new messages will appear in the notifications taskbar, a thoughtful feat for users who might be busy elsewhere on their phones (Fruit Ninja or Angry Birds, anyone?).
Also, voicemails are automatically downloaded and temporarily stored in your device so that they are still accessible in case there is no data coverage in your current location.
If your Android phone does not automatically detect the latest update of Google Voice, you can manually upgrade for free by going to the Android Market. What do you think of Google Voice’s mass SMS capabilities?