Google Voice Offline

by Dave Michels

Evidently at least one of the engineers at Google Voice woke up and came up with a new feature…Offline Texting.

It was announced with the following blog post:

Sometimes the times that we’re offline can be our most productive times. However, whether on a plane or out of range of coverage, it’d still be nice to be able to draft text messages. With this new app, you can now compose new messages (single recipients for now) while offline and the app will automatically queue them and send them out when you’re connected again.

We hope you enjoy this new feature.

Posted by Yong Hoon Choi, Software Engineer

This is a tremendous revolutionary feature (in 2009). In 2012, the question is What else you got? When I receive a message will it say “You have mail!” ? Anything new in fax or Telex integration?


The new app has an Ice Cream Sandwich Look – of course few people know that look as few devices exist with it.