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Call people in Hangouts through Google Voice

Google’s Voice service now supports calling people with Hangouts, and you won’t even need a Google+ account to do so.

The feature also works even if you are using Hangouts outside of gmail.

So how do you do it? Well, when you’re in Google Voice, all you need to do is select Hangouts from the drop down menu called, “Phone to call with.” After that, a Hangouts window will open up and you’ll get to chatting away as you normally would.

Google’s been hard at work lately improving Hangouts by trying to make it the all-inclusive texting, messaging, calling, photo sending application that crosses multiple platforms. Despite not playing so nice with iMessage (messages tend to send out of order, picture messages don’t download), Google seems to be making the right moves.

By incorporating Voice, it looks like Google is getting one step closer to making Hangouts the one-stop-shop for all of your messaging needs, so don’t be surprised if, in the future, Voice is phased out entirely.

Are you a fan of Hangouts? Or do you prefer to have your messaging options segregated?

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