With Hangouts on its approach out, Google Fi customers may need been questioning how they might entry their messages on the internet. We discovered from a teardown again in Could that Messages for Net could be getting Google Fi-specific options, and it appears like this new expertise is now rolling out.
In response to our tipster, a brand new “Google Fi settings” merchandise appeared within the superior part of the settings within the Messages Android app (see screenshots). This lets you signal into your Fi account so it might sync texts, calls, and voicemail with the Messages desktop app. To get this working, you will be requested to show off RCS chat options. With Fi sync activated, you’ll make calls and ship texts from Messages for Net, even when your telephone is switched off. Your entire messaging, calls, and voicemail information shall be saved within the cloud, and you’ll select to have it sync over Wi-Fi provided that you are anxious about information utilization.
After settings up Fi sync and heading to Messages for Net, you will discover the UI has modified considerably. There is a Google Fi emblem within the prime left and a vertical navigation rail on the left aspect for shifting between messages, calls, and voicemail. There’s even a pleasant new incoming name ringtone that you could hearken to under.
In one other neat function, Voicemails are accompanied by a transcript so you possibly can skim the content material with out having to hearken to them. Within the prime proper, subsequent to your profile picture/account setting, there’s an audio choices menu the place you possibly can change the microphone and name audio system. The primary settings menu hosts a variety of choices for voicemails and calls, comparable to alerts and hiding your caller ID, and there are even keyboard shortcuts that you could make the most of.
Naturally, there is a darkish theme and loads of notification choices, and you too can entry your archived textual content messages (with the choice to unarchive them in the event you so want). It is arduous to say how extensively that is rolling out at this stage, but it surely’s doable that solely a choose variety of take a look at customers may have entry to this in the intervening time (US-only, in fact). Tell us within the feedback if it is out there to you. For extra details about utilizing Google Fi with Messages for Net, take a look at Google’s help web page.
- Nick Cipriani,
- Anthony Maki
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