Voice Calls from Google Hangouts is here!

When Google Chat was upgraded to Hangouts, the "Google Voice" (feature which enables you to call regular phones numbers from Gmail) was removed.

But today, Google Voice in Hangout is back! 

You can now place regular phone calls from Gmail, Google Plus or the Hangouts Chrome Extension.
New Google Hangouts + Phone Calls

In Gmail, you will now see a small phone icon inside the hangout window:
Google voice from gmail hangouts
Call Phone in Gmail Hnagouts

In Google Plus, you need to click on the arrow and the Call a Phone, or start typing the number in the search window:
Call Phone in Google Plus Hangout

Call Phone in Google Plus Hangout search for number
Call Phone in Google Plus Hangout

Google Plus Hangout Formatting Keyboard Shortcut

Add Formatting to your hangout messages

If you're reading this, you probably agree Google Hangouts is awesome. Remember the tips shared about formating Posts on Google +? So here's something you might have missed.. Did you know you can also add formatting to messages also on Google Hangouts?
Add formatting with keyboard shortcuts to google plus hangouts
Add formatting to google plus hangouts

So here's how it works: Bold Text - ctr+b / Command + b
Italic text - ctr+i / Command + i
Underlined text - ctr+u / Command + u

Close Hangout Window - Select hangout and click Esc

What is the size of the new Google Plus Cover Photo?

The size of the new google plus cover photo is 480x270 pixels.

Download a the new google plus cover photo here

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