Making Calls from Gmail a part of Google Hangouts- Enhanced Desktop Calling Experience

The much adored VOIP calling facility has been added to the Google Hangouts that allows users to make phone calls for free directly from their desktops. There were few bits and pieces of desktop calling features supported by Google Hangouts since the advent of it but now Google is authoritatively bringing in back this feature so that now users can call any Canadian or American phone number without any cost from any country that has the Hangouts calling feature availability. This launch has enhanced the desktop calling experience in several ways as shown below in this video:

Today’s launch also improves the desktop calling experience in a number of ways. For example: you can add multiple phone numbers and video participants to the same call; and you can play sound effects (like applause or laughter) with the Google Effects app.
Making Calls from Gmail a part of Google Hangouts
Making calls from Hangouts is rolling out over the next couple of days. As we’ve said before: Hangouts is designed to be the future of Google Voice, and making and receiving calls is just the beginning. So stay tuned for future updates.To make a call from Hangouts, just look for the new phone icon in Gmail, or for the new “Call a phone” menu item in Google+ and the Chrome extension. And of course: if you haven’t yet tried Hangouts in Gmail, you can always click your profile photo in the chat list and select “Try the new Hangouts.”
Via : googleenterprise.blogspot.in