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Project Fi integration for Google Voice could be on its way
Project Fi integration was missing from the Google Voice app version 5.0 released last week, but it could still be on its way. Google has told tech website 9to5 Google that a “solution” for Fi users was in the works, suggesting that it plans to bring support to Google Voice.
Though its not an outright confirmation from Google, it seems like it would be a sensible move to integrate the services, as there is already a large crossover between them. Google is clearly aware that this causes issues for Google Voice users who take up Project Fi too, as it clarifies it on one of its help pages:
“Whichever option you choose, once you activate Project Fi service on your phone, you’ll no longer have Google Voice on the Google Account you use with Project Fi. Keep in mind that Project Fi includes many of the best features from Google Voice, but you won’t be able to use the Google Voice website and apps or Google Talk to make calls and send texts, and check new voicemail.”
For the full list of the Google Voice features missing in Project Fi, go here.
To make use of the “best features” of Google Voice in Fi right now you have to use Google Hangouts or the regular Phone app, which is somewhat inconvenient. It can only be a matter of time before Google integrates the services in a more meaningful way.