Participate in a Google+ Hangout Without an Android or iPhone

Google+’s greatest feature is Hangouts. It lets you have a multi-person video chat with up to 10 people. It is also very easy to use and, best of all, is free to use. But, what if do not have a iPhone, iPad or Android phone with a front facing camera? This is no longer a big problem because Google just added…

A new extra for Hangouts with extras: make phone calls from inside a hangout

The Google+ user starting the Hangout can’t use the Hangouts button on his or her default page. Instead the person needs to visit the Google+ With Extras page found at:

http://plus.google.com/hangouts/extras

Once there, you and your ordinary landline or cell phone can be added to the Hangout if the initiator follows these instructions.

1. Click Invite at the top of the hangouts with extras window
2. Click the Phone tab on the left of the window, and enter the phone number you wish to call.
3. Click Call now.

These outgoing calls are free for phone numbers in the U.S. or Canada.

Via TechCrunch

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