Updates don't always mean inclusion of more elements to make an impression but it simply means to modify something in a way that it functions better than it did before. This process of making the product function better may include, adding more things or eliminating those that were stopping the progress of the same. The "Google Voice "is an app that was long forgotten by the people due to certain inefficient factors but the company has now come up with an update that has simplified the earlier model and eliminated many features of the prior. We will see further the exact features that Google has removed and made the app more accessible and efficient.
For those who do not know in specific what the Google Voice App is, we can simplify the definition by saying that it is a telecommunication service which provides the facilities of call forwarding along with voicemail services, voice and text messaging and also U.S. or international call termination services for all the Google Account (Gmail) customers. The calls can be initiated from any of the configured telephones or from the mobile device app or the account portal.
According to Leakite, some of these features which have been removed from the app can be accessed through the "Legacy Google Voice" web client that is available in the Google Voice Settings panel on the web. The list of the features which have been removed from the app but can be accessed through the settings include the Android app widgets and you can no longer dial a new phone number from the web client and mark messages as unread or starred.
Phandroid further elaborates each feature specifically to explain what the new app will be missing. The updated apps will not support the previous changing of all the existing Google Voice settings like the voicemail greeting. The Batch actions that enabled deleting of multiple messages at one time have also been scrapped. The other features missing are Number porting, number transfer between accounts, number deletion and adding credit for paid calls. Calling on web is now only limited to numbers that have already been communicated with, either by text, phone or voicemail.