Google Search Adds Phone Numbers That Dial Via Hangouts

Jun 18, 2014 • 8:20 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Hangout IconGoogle has now added phone numbers that hyperlink to Google Hangouts for voice dialing and calling.

If you search for your favorite place on Google Local, Google may show a big phone number, depending on your query. That phone number is hyperlinked to open using Google Hangouts and do phone dialing and voice over Hangouts.

Here is a screen shot showing it in action:

Google Hangouts Phone Numbers in Search

When you click the phone number, it opens Google Hangouts in a new pop up window:

Google Hangouts Phone Numbers in Search

Then it asks you if you want to call and if there are costs associated with the call:

Google Hangouts Phone Numbers in Search

This was announced by Google's Mayur Kamat on Google+ and then reshared by Google+.

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Comments:

rohan

06/19/2014 06:25 am

Its really a awesome updates from Google. I think in coming days everyone gonna avail this facility. but when i type and keyword for phone no, I get the number but i am unable to click on them to call them on hangout. Somebody tell me how to fix it.

Jasper Oldersom

06/19/2014 06:53 am

Is this a worldwide update? ps. It seems like the last link isn't working.

rohan

06/19/2014 07:11 am

Yes its worldwide but call rate is free in US only and in different country call rate is different ( https://www.google.com/voice/b/0/rates?p=hangout)

APk

06/19/2014 10:13 am

https://support.google.com/chat/answer/161993?hl=en

rohan

06/19/2014 10:44 am

thnx for sharing this link .. but even after installation this plugin hyperlink is not showing

Jasper Oldersom

06/19/2014 12:34 pm

Thanks for the comment Rohan, i had to install the plugin but it's working now.

John-Pierre Cornelissen

06/20/2014 03:53 pm

It also works in the Netherlands but at a charge of € 0,02 per minute. It 's odd though that it doesn't know the country the local business is in. You need to manually select the country the business in.

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