Gmail now lets you make a call: Know how to do it

Gmail now lets users make quick calls via Google Chat within the Gmail app. Here's how to make calls from Gmail app.
By AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
| Updated on Dec 07 2021, 05:35 PM IST
Gmail app now allows Chat users to make audio video calls from within the app. 
Gmail app now allows Chat users to make audio video calls from within the app.  (Unsplash)

Gmail now lets you make quick calls! Many a times, you may have felt the need to quickly call the sender of an email just to get some clarity, or remind of the same. Google now lets you do just that with the latest update to Gmail. Going forward, senders can make a call to the recipient, or vice versa, from within the the Gmail app.

Google says that the update now lets users make audio and video calls right from the within the app. On the Gmail app, users can now see the audio and video call options under the chats tab. Once a user clicks on any of these options, they will be able to make a one-on-one call with the concerned person. Google hasn't allowed group calls on its platform yet.

Gmail calls: How to make audio/video calls?

The process to do that is easy. You need to keep the following points in mind.

-Ensure that you are updated to the latest version of Gmail app on your Android or iOS devices.

-Next, you will need to open Gmail and tap on the “Chats” tab. For Google Workspace users, this is enabled by default. Regular users will have to enable the Chats option from the Settings.

-Under the Chats section, you will see all the conversations listed. Tap on one.

-From the top corner, you can tap either the phone or video icons to make audio and video calls respectively.

-When you receive a call, you will see a floating call notification similar to regular phone calls. Gmail will also show you notifications for missed calls and alerts.

Gmail calls: What you need to know

-Note that the audio and video calls are only allowed on mobile devices only. Hence, users can make calls only from the Gmail app on Android and iOS devices. The web client version is yet to receive this features.

-Gmail calls will be based over the internet, similar to WhatsApp and Google Duo calls. Hence, you need to ensure a strong and reliable internet connectivity.

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First Published Date: 07 Dec, 05:35 PM IST
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