“We believe that our users should be able to export any data that they create in (or import into) one of our many products,” Google engineer Anthony Jawad writes in a post on the news. Now Google Voice users allows to retrieve all of their account data.
“This means that all of the data associated with your Google Voice account, from your call history to voicemail messages, greetings and call recordings, is now available for download,” he adds.
The Google Takeout update, also announced by way of the quirky YouTube video below, comes courtesy of The Data Liberation Front, a team of in-house engineers building products to help users move their data in and out of Google.
It’s much the same as Google Voice for the iPhone, except this version supports devices without phone service. With Click2Call enabled in the app, you click any “Call” button, choose the phone, and you’re connected. The Voice team made a few improvements to the iPhone end of the app, too, allowing users to enable “Quiet Time” periods and streamlining the text messages sending process.
You can watch video on you tube.
This Google Voice update is a free download for any iOS device.
- Google Voice Users Can Now Export Texts, Voicemails & Phone Numbers (mashable.com)
- Google Now Lets You Export Google Voice Data (bestalan.wordpress.com)
- Google Now Lets You Export Google Voice Data (techcrunch.com)