Thursday, August 26, 2010

Making Calls from Gmail

Article first published as "Making Calls from Google" on Technorati

Yesterday Google rolled out a new feature to U.S base Gmail users. This feature allows you to call any phone from Gmail. Currently, calls to the US and Canada will be free and there is a fee to call other countries. If you are already set up to use this feature, you will see a new icon “Call Phone” when you sign in to your Gmail account. This icon is listed under the “Chat” link on the left of the screen. When you click on the “Call Phone” icon a pop-up key pad window will appear where you can point and click the numbers you would like to call or select a contact from your contact list.  After placing a call you have the option of redialing the number. Pretty neat! You can also install voice and video plug-in from this pop-up window with the key pad if you do not already have this installed.

If you have a Google Voice account, you can choose to have these calls received in your Gmail account by following the instructions given in Google Chat Help. Remember you will need to have voice and video plug-in installed on your computer for this new feature to work.

For more information on this new Gmail feature, visit
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