How to make calls using Gmail (video)
We show you how to place phone calls from the convenience of your Gmail in-box, while considering how Google's new moneymaking service will impact its brand value overall.
Earlier this week, Google introduced a feature that lets you
Google's "Call Phone" feature has so far made a splash, inspiring--even before all Gmail users received the notification that they could activate the feature.
A favorable response is good news for Google, whose last opt-out Gmail feature,, only incited ire and demands to make it easier to . In addition to staying in consumers' good graces, Google's VoIP service in Google Talk is a potential moneymaker for the company. It's currently free to make calls inside the U.S. and Canada; however, to make inexpensive international calls you must buy credit through Google Checkout.
Google's Gmail call feature is undoubtedly a dangling carrot that can boost Google's formidable bottom line and reinforce some of its other services. If it's heavily adopted, as we suspect its convenient placement in the in-box will warrant, the company's dominance as a trusted, go-to brand will surely continue to grow.
Watch our video above for a step-by-step tutorial on to get started.