In addition to the cloud telephony service now properly supporting Android Auto, there are a handful of small UI tweaks to Google Voice for Android this week. Version 2019.14 brings a larger font to conversations, and renames several parts of the app.
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One tweak introduced with Google Voice 2019.14.240805279 is a larger font in the conversation view. The same typeface is leveraged, but noticeably bigger that even short messages are likely to take up two lines. This larger sizing is also applied to emoji. As part of the new look, time stamps are now displayed in a slightly smaller font.
Updated Search hint
The Search field hint that appears after the logo animates out when users first open the app has been updated from “Search messages & contacts” to just “Search Google Voice.”
In settings, the “Incoming calls” menu has been renamed to “Call forwarding.”
How to update?
Google Voice 2019.14.240805279 is rolling out now via the Play Store. We do not post APKs to download directly given the legal challenges associated with copyright and possibility of removal. Meanwhile, that model is perilous given Android App Bundles and Google Play’s Dynamic Delivery.
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