Google Hangouts Now Lets You Call Businesses Through Your PC

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As part of the ever expanding feature list in Google Hangouts, you can now call businesses straight from their Google search results page on PCs. Calls are free to shops in the U.S. and Canada, while calls to international numbers are charged at Hangouts standard charge rates. Google added outgoing Google Voice calls to Hangouts last July as part of the company’s continued de-emphasis on Google Chat, which has offered phone calls via Google Voice for years. Let’s say it’s a Friday morning and you’re doing a search for the phone number for Artie’s Delicatessen on 83rd Street in New York. Because who doesn’t love ordering challah french toast to kickstart their day? At the top of the search page you’ll see a quick answer with the phone number, and the phone number will also be in the knowledge graph box on the right.

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