Google Opens Fire on Skype with Gmail Calling
Aug 25, 2010, 11:55 AM by Philip Berne
Gmail users can now make free calls to the U.S. and Canada using Google's new "Call phone" feature. The new service also works with Google Voice and will display your Voice number on the outbound caller ID. The service offers inexpensive calling rates to the U.K., France, Germany, China and Japan, among other countries, starting as low as $0.02 per minute. The new Google Call service is rolling out now to U.S. users, and the feature will appear as part of the Google Chat options in the Gmail Web interface.
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.
Gmail for Android Gains Send-Money Feature
Google today made it possible to send or request money within Gmail on Android devices. The sender will need a Google Wallet account, but the recipient does not need Google Wallet, nor even Gmail.
Hangouts Gains Free Voice Calls
Google today updated its Hangouts service with the ability to make free voice calls from Android and iOS devices, as well as from the web. Hangouts users can call one another and regular numbers in the U.S.
Gmail for Android Gains Microsoft Exchange Support
Google today said the global Android Gmail app is set to add support for Microsoft Exchange. "Whether you're on Google Apps or Exchange, you can use the Gmail app on any Android device to send and receive mail," said Google in a blog post.
I downloaded/installed the plug-in and when I log into Gmail there still isn't anything to allow me to place a call. Have tried with both Firefox and Chrome.