Quite a while back, Gmail had introduced the call to mobile phones feature; with which one could call to a phone number directly from your Gmail Account. But the unfortunate thing is, it’s still FREE only to US & Canada users. Today, Gmail has added another feature named ‘Click to Call’ in it’s Call function. You might be aware of Skype’s Add-on for browsers which adds a similar functionality. Once you click on a highlighted number, it opens up Skype and starts calling that number. So you’re saved from the time & effort needed to Dial the number & then wait for the receiver to pick it up.
Click to Call does more or less the same thing which Skype does. But unlike Skype’s Add-on, it doesn’t highlight the number. Instead to give a professional look it hyperlinks the number. Once you click on the hyperlinked number, the Dial pad will pop-up & the hyperlinked number would be dialled. For all this to happen, you need to Install the Voice & Video Chat plugin. So, let’s take a look on HowTo Install the ‘Voice & Video Chat Plugin’ on your pc.
Installing the Voice & Video Chat plugin
- Go to the Google Voice page.
- Click the ‘Try it Now’ Button.
- Now, Gmail will start the setup. Be Patient till it gets installed Completely.
So, the next time you receive a mail from your Client or a new friend which contains a phone number; just hit the number & the number will be dialled with the help of this new feature. Click to Call has also been added to the phone numbers present in the Contacts page.
~via Gmail Blog
So have your tried this new functionality added in Gmail ? Do you think the numbers should be highlighted more like Skype’s Add-on ?