Google Puts Click-to-Call Feature in Mobile Ads
Today Google announced a new feature for smartphones that will allow them to automatically place a call from a mobile ad served to their mobile browser. When conducting Google searches, Google will return local business results, complete with the phone number of the nearest branch and/or location. Users of the iPhone, Android, and other smarthphones will be able to click on the phone number to place a call to that business. The idea is to help end users contact businesses via phone faster.
Gmail to Convert Numbers, Addresses, and Contacts to Clickable Links
Google today said its G Suite customers will soon be able to take advantage of active hyperlinks in Gmail and Inbox that simplify the process of sending emails or making calls. Both mobile apps will convert text, such as phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses, into interactive links.
Google Maps to Host Ads In the Form of 'Promoted Pins'
Google today said it plans to place advertisements in Google Maps on mobile devices. The change is meant to help Google's business customers promote their own businesses to people who search through Google Maps.
Google Assistant Can Now Find Your Phone, Call from Your Mobile Number
Google today said its Home-based Google Assistant product can easily find your Android or iOS smartphone. Home owners need only say, "OK Google, find my phone." The Assistant will ring Android phones, or send a call to iPhones, even when the phone is in silent mode.
Gmail for Android Now Warns of Phishing Attempts
Google has updated Gmail for Android with a new security feature. Moving forward, links within emails that lead to suspicious sites will call up a warning from Google.
Google Calendar to Auto-Dial Conference Passcodes
Google Calendar for Android devices will soon help people dial-in to conference calls with fewer steps and less frustration. When users dial the conference call number through the Calendar app, the app will automatically add the conference passcode to connect to the right call.
i can already do this... i do a gogle search and it shows the businesses number i select the number and hit the call button... its not new..
ditto...been doing this for awhile on the BlackBerry Curve.....