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Google+ offers free voice calls to U.S. and Canada from Hangouts

December 1, 2011 | 11:23 am

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Google+ is offering free voice calls to the U.S. and Canada from Hangouts.

Google staffer Jarkko Oikarinen made the announcement, from where else, Google+.

That means anyone can join a Google+ video chat even if they are not online. Just call them and they can join the Hangout session.

The new feature is available inside Hangouts with extras (plus.google.com/hangouts/extras). To add someone by phone: click invite at the top of the hangouts with extras window. Then click the phone tab on the left of the window and punch in the number. Click call now.

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Photo: New calling feature in Google Hangouts Credit: Google

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