You can now make video and audio calls on Google Chat

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If you’ve ever wanted to call someone on Gmail, now would be a good time to try the brand new feature on Google ChatIf you’ve ever wanted to call someone on Gmail, now would be a good time to try the brand new feature on Google Chat. The company has just announced that users will be able to make calls one-on-one calls to their friends on your chat list. This includes both video and audio calls as well. The feature has been launched for both Android and iOS. Google has launched a bunch of new features on Gmail but it seems that video calling is one that was way overdue. Gmail for Android received an improved search feature. We also saw the addition of Chat and Spaces along with the change in the UI as well. 

But, as of now, Google has rolled out video and audio calls on Gmail. The announcement was made sometime in September but it looks like the implementation of the new feature took a bit of time. If you’ve received the update, you should see a phone and video icon on the top right corner of the app. All you need to do is tap on the icons and you’ll be connected. If you’ve missed a call, you will receive an icon that looks like a red phone or video. The update is being rolled out on Google accounts as well as WorkSpace and other hubs. 

In a blog post, the company stated, “As some teams begin to return to the office, while others remain distributed, we hope this makes it easier to connect with your colleagues in the hybrid work world. This feature will allow you to seamlessly switch between chat to a video or audio call when needed, helping you collaborate and move your work forward.”

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