Video and Voice Calls

Learn all about Google Hangouts voice calls and Google Hangouts video calls in this free lesson.

To make a voice call:

Google Hangouts also allows you to make international and domestic phone calls. Most calls to anywhere in the United States and Canada are free, while calls to destinations in other countries can me made with low rates. Other than this, the only thing your computer needs is a microphone and speakers.

You'll need a Google Voice account in order to receive voice calls in Google Hangouts. However, you can make outgoing calls without one.

  1. Click the phone calls tab on the left side of the screen.
  2. Type the name or phone number of the person you'd like to call, then click his or her name.
  3. A phone call Hangout window will appear. It contains a dialpad in case you need to enter any extensions or information. To end the call, either close the window or click the red End Call button.