Google announced recently that it has expanded its support for MMS messages in Google Voice to more carriers and networks around the globe. That means Google Voice users will finally be able to send picture messages to one another, a feature that otherwise hasn’t been widely available in the past.
Google said that it has been working closely with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell, Canada, Rogers and Telus, just a few of the 100 carriers it’s talking to, about building new features into Google Voice, and the new options are finally live. “So enjoy those incoming pics, say goodbye to fomo (fear of missing out), and stay tuned for more Google Voice messaging improvements!” I may just have a reason to try Google Voice again.
Google didn’t hint at what kind of features might be coming down the road, though we wonder if this added Google Voice MMS support has something to do with the big Android L release we’re expecting any week now. Google is reportedly working on its own messaging service, and perhaps this is one big step in that direction — if it decides to combine the new platforms with MMS/SMS.