Google Gmail Logs 10M Calls in First Week
Google said Sept. 1 Gmail users made more than 10 million calls through its new Call Phones from Gmail feature. The company provided tips on how to use the service with Google Voice.Google said Sept. 1 Gmail users made more than 10 million calls through its new Call Phones from Gmail feature since it launched a week ago. Launched Aug. 25, Call Phones from Gmail lets users place calls to contacts directly from Gmail. Calls placed from Gmail in the United States and Canada are free and start at 2 cents per minute outside those countries.
The tool, which requires Google's voice and video plug-in, lets users click a Call Phone link. This opens a window with a dialer keypad. Users may began typing the names of their contacts to call, or enter a number and click to dial the contact's mobile phone or landline.