How Do I Change My Email with Google Voice?

Google Voice is an awesome free service that allows you to receive a transcribed message to your email account. If you need to change the email address on the Voice account, here's how to do it.

Jeff Whelpley is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Apr 28, 2020

Google Voice is a telephone service provided by the Internet giant that provides voicemail and call forwarding services, text and voice messaging, and U.S. and international call termination. The only caveat is that Google Voice customers must have a Google email, or Gmail account. Sometimes, however, it's necessary to change that email.

How Do I Change My Google Voice Email?

When you change your Google Voice email, realize you are not really changing your Google Voice email. Rather you are transferring your Google Voice number to a different account, or Gmail address.

To change your Google Voice email to another account or port your Google Voice account,

  1. On your computer, launch your favorite web browser and navigate to
  2. In the top left-hand corner of you screen, click Menu .
  3. Select Legacy Google Voice. (Note that the interface will look different, but rest assured you're in the right place.)
  4. In the top right-hand corner of your screen, click Settings .
  5. Select the Phones tab.
  6. Locate your Google Voice number. Click Transfer (next to your Google Voice number).
  7. Follow the provided onscreen instructions to transfer your number to your desired Gmail account.
  8. Once your transfer is successfully completed, you can set up a linked number to your new Google Voice account.

Note that you cannot change your Google Voice number to another Gmail account if you already have a Google Voice number assigned to that Gmail account. You also cannot transfer a Google Voice number to a G Suite account from you work or school, to a Google Account that has not accepted Google's Terms of Service, or to a Google Voice number that is associated with Google Fi or Google Fiber.

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