Is Messages supposed to work with Google Voice texts?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by stainlessliquid, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    I have my Google Voice number set to "forward texts to Google chat" but Messages doesnt get anything even though it says Im signed into Google. If it is a Google Talk/Chat client then why isnt it getting texts?
  2. RabidMacFan macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2012
    No, Google Voice and Google Talk are two different services. Google Voice allows you to send text messages and make VoIP phone calls. Google Talk is for sending messages to your friends on their Google accounts, and is visible while logged into Gmail. This feature doesn't appear to have changed from the older iChat client.
  3. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
  4. stainlessliquid thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    I know they are different but there is an option to forward your texts to "google chat" which appears to be the same thing as Google Talk since all searches of chat take you to talk.

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