Gmail gets Google Voice calling integration, lets you transfer calls too

Google Voice calls and voice transfer features will be available in Gmail on both Chrome and Firefox browsers.

| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 21:11 IST
Google Voice Calls
Google Voice Calls (Google)
Google Voice Calls
Google Voice Calls (Google)

Soon it will be easier to make Google Voice calls. That is because the search giant is bringing this feature to Gmail. This is supposed to save your precious seconds and the need to open a new tab for it. The firm adds that it will be available in Gmail on both Chrome and Firefox browsers.

“Google Voice is now available in Gmail when using Chrome or Firefox browsers on your computer. This allows you to make and receive calls without switching tabs. Google Voice in Gmail looks similar to the call panel in the Voice web application, allowing you to answer calls, make new outbound calls, and easily transfer calls,” states the G Suite blog post.

Google Voice Calls Gmail add-on
Google Voice Calls Gmail add-on (Google)
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Google Voice Calls Gmail add-on (Google)

You can access this feature by placing the ‘Add-on' to the extreme right side of the inbox. A single click on the icon will open the recent calling panel from where you can make a call.

This comes in addition to the ability of transferring calls using Google Voice mobile and web apps. “In a few simple steps, you can send a call to the appropriate person, whether that's an intelligently-suggested contact, searching in your directory or a manually entered phone number,” states the post. This feature is available in Voice on Android, iOS, and the web.

Google says that this feature will be available to Voice customers by default. While the Google Voice call transfer feature started rolling out on May 19, the Google Voice in Gmail feature will be coming in the first week of June. it will be available to all G Suite users with Google Voice licenses.

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First Published Date: 29 May, 19:41 IST
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