Google Voice gained a much needed new feature this week: The ability to receive MMS as MMS, and not as links to the media. Google Engineer, Alex Wieseen announced on his Google+ page that Voice now supports MMS on over 100 North American carriers. One of which – of course – is T-Mo:
“We’ve been working with nearly 100 different North American carriers to enable this feature — including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell Canada, Rogers, Telus, and many more — and starting today all these integrations are live. So enjoy those incoming pics, say goodbye to fomo (fear of missing out), and stay tuned for more Google Voice messaging improvements!”
Until now, when a Google Voice customer received an MMS, they would arrive as regular SMS messages. Depending on carrier, they’d either arrive as a link to the original image, or a text with no mention of, or link to, an image. Pretty terrible experience all-round.
If you’re a Hangouts/Google Voice user, let us know how it works for you. If you’re a Verizon customer, sorry…