Making it easier to place phone calls from inside Hangouts

Sometimes you want to invite someone to join your Hangout -- but maybe they're not at their computer, or maybe they don't have an internet connection. Either way, you can call their phones from your Hangout ( And today we're making this calling experience a little bit better. For example:

- There's now a proper keypad, so you can navigate phone menus as necessary, and end the call with a single click
- If you're the person who placed the call, you'll see information like call duration, and cost per minute

Calls to the US and Canada are free, and international rates are super low ( These updates are being gradually rolled out today, so try calling someone from your next Hangout (by clicking “+telephone” from the invite screen), and let us know what you think! 

Shared publiclyView activity
Related Collections