Here is some good news for Hangouts users. They can now make voice calls from Hangouts on iOS, android and the web. Google made the announcement on its official blog. Users can not only call other Hangouts users for free, but also call numbers in the U.S and Canada without any charges, international calls are chargeable but the rates are very low.
Google stated that it understands how important it is to keep in touch with family and friends especially when they are spread across the globe. With Hangouts it is definitely easier to start a video chat or send a message but at times it is best to simply give a call and now you can do so with the new version of Hangouts.
To get started with the new Hangouts app on Android, all you need to do is download the new version of Hangouts (v2.3, rolling out over the next few days), and install the accompanying dialer to be able turn on voice calls. For iOS and the web, you will be able to use voice calls the next time you open Hangouts.
Now whether you have a sibling living in Amsterdam or a close friend living in San Francisco, you can call the people you care about at a very little or no cost at all. Download the new version and call your loved ones today.Google Introduces Free Voice Call Feature in Hangouts!,