Google has announced that Google Chat in Gmail will now enable users to make 1:1 audio and video calls. The US-based tech giant notified its users through a blog post. The latest 1:1 audio and video calls feature will be available for both android and iOS users.
Google Aims to Promote Hybrid Work Culture with this New Feature
Moreover, both the caller and receiver will require the most recent version of Gmail. Google intends to focus on hybrid work practice with this new 1:1 audio and video calls feature. The feature will further enable you to smoothly switch between chat to a video or audio call when required.
Users can now start or join meetings and audio calls from 1:1 chats in Google Chat in Gmail on Android and iOS. At the moment, this feature will be available for 1:1 chats only. To ring someone directly, choose the phone or video icon in the top right corner of a 1:1 chat.
To join a call, select the phone or video chip within the 1:1 chat. while on a call, you’ll see a banner of the person you’re on a call with, the call length, and a Meet icon in the chat listing. missed calls will be registered with a red phone or video icon in the conversation and the chat listing.
1:1 Audio and Video Calls is Available for Both the Android and iOS Users
When you will select “Join a call” from the Google Chat app, you will be redirected to the Gmail app, where the call will take place. If you do not have the Gmail app on your device, you’ll be prompted to download it via the Google Play store or the App Store. “We’ll provide an update when this feature becomes accessible for the Google Chat mobile app,” said Google.