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Google introducing always on calling feature in Google Voice for easier access to contacts

Google introducing always on calling feature in Google Voice for easier access to contacts

Google is making it a lot easier to place calls via its Voice service’s web interface, adding an always-visible call panel that shows your number and suggested contacts. The panel will remain on the screen no matter it’s you are doing, whether you are checking messages or listening to voicemail. It even gives you instant access to the keypad, though you may hide it if you’d rather see extra suggested contacts instead.

You won’t even need that keypad anyway if you’re calling contacts you get in touch with typically. When you hover over a contact’s name in your name record, a phone icon will now show up — simply click it to call that particular contact. Lastly, a new audio icon in the main menu bar on the top of the interface will give you on the spot access to the app’s audio settings. You can use it to set the microphone and the speakers you want to use, so you can change them around depending on the scenario.

For the time being, the features are only rolling out to G Suite editions with Google Voice licenses. That gives workers and personnel who’d get the most use out of quick-calling choices first entry to the features.