How do I get Google Voice to ring on my computer?

Answered by James Kissner

To get Google Voice to ring on your computer, you need to follow these steps:

1. Sign in to your Google Voice account: Open your browser and go to the Google Voice website. Sign in with your Google account credentials.

2. Check your settings: Once you’re signed in, click on the “Settings” button located at the top right corner of the page. This will open a drop-down menu with various options.

3. Go to the “Account” section: In the drop-down menu, click on the “Settings” option. This will take you to the main settings page for Google Voice.

4. Link your phone number: Scroll down until you find the “Account” section. Under this section, you’ll see an option to “Add a linked number.” Click on it.

5. Enter your phone number: A pop-up window will appear where you can enter the phone number you want to link to your Google Voice account. Type in the number and click “Send code.”

6. Verify your number: You will receive a verification code on the phone number you provided. Enter the code in the pop-up window to verify your number.

7. Choose notification settings: After verifying your number, you’ll be taken back to the main settings page. Scroll down to the “Calls” section, and you’ll find options to choose how you want to be notified of incoming calls.

8. Enable notifications on your computer: To receive call notifications on your computer, make sure the “Forward calls to” option is selected, and choose the device you want to receive notifications on. Select your computer from the list.

9. Save your settings: Once you’ve made your desired changes, click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the page to save your settings.

10. Test your setup: To ensure that Google Voice is set up correctly on your computer, try making a test call to your Google Voice number. Your computer should receive the call notification and ring accordingly.

By following these steps, you should be able to get Google Voice to ring on your computer. Remember to keep your browser window open and signed in to your Google Voice account to receive call notifications.