Google voice to cut off third-party access

Google Voice has had a long run as a completely open platform. That’s going to be changing in 2014.

Third-party apps for Google Voice have six months to live. Google said today that it is ending support for apps that “are making unauthorized use of Google Voice” by providing calling and SMS services. “These apps violate our terms of service and pose a threat to your security,” said Nikhyl Singhal, director of real-time communications, in a post on Google+. “So we’re notifying these app developers that they must stop making unauthorized use of Google Voice to run their services and transition users by May 15, 2014.”

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