Voice and video calls from the Gmail ‘app’ are now available

Google has announced that Gmail users can now make voice and video calls from the mobile application, a feature that only will be available for individual chats both in devices iOS as well as Android.

Although the company warned of this update last September, when it indicated that it was going to integrate Gmail with the Google Meet service, it has not been until now when it has begun to implement this option.

As indicated by Google in a statement, this new format will be gradually extended over the next few days and will be allowed for both personal accounts and en Google Workspace o G Suite (Basic y Business).

In order to initiate a call, users must select the phone or video camera icon, present in individual chats in the upper right. During the call, these icons will appear in the chat list, as well as the duration of the call.

Also, calls that have not been answered will be indicated by a red telephone or a video icon of the same color. below the name of the contact who made them.

Until now, this type of contact was only possible through Google Meet, which meant that the user had to send an invitation through an access link to another so that you can start the voice or video call.

Google has indicated in this announcement that, although users can select the option to ‘Join a call’ from the Google Chat application, these they will be redirected to Gmail to be able to carry it out. Those who do not have the ‘app’ of this service, must download it through the Play Store or App Store.

By Editor

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