For the most part the new Google Voice app works just like its predecessor, allowing you to see transcripts of voicemail messages or listen to recordings, star messages, or send text messages using your Google Voice account. But the new version also includes two home screen widgets.
The first is a Settings widget which has four icons, allowing you to launch the full app, compose and send text messages, change dialing preferences, or adjust your settings to Do Not Disturb.
There’s also an Inbox widget which shows the first few lines of your most recent message. You can also hit the left and right arrows to see previews of additional messages.