Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Google Voice Drops SMS Forwarding

Google (via Hacker News):

In light of spam causing potential issues with SMS forwarding, text message forwarding to linked numbers will stop on or after August 1.

If you’re using a Google Voice number for 2FA, presumably you can still get the text messages in the app or on the Web.

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Weird, I've never gotten spam SMS on my GV number that I can recall. I get spam marketing calls once or twice a week, but not spam SMS.

Never had any spam in mine either. Betting it’s just cheaper. I was disappointed at first, but really a big deal at all if you keep notifications on and have a smartphone. I mean, I do wonder if the app has any privacy issues, but that’s about all the practical downside I see.

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