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Google Brings Back Voice Calling in New Way

Users can place and receive VoIP calls through Hangouts


google sign close up 630Google (GOOG) has relaunched a popular Gmail feature.

The Internet search giant ditched voice calling from its popular email service earlier this year. Voice calling is making a comeback, however, though Google’s new Hangouts feature, TechCrunch notes.

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In addition to making voice calls through Gmail, users will be able to place calls while using its Chrome browser and while viewing its Google+ social network.

Hangouts received the ability to receive incoming phone calls back in May. The company indicated that the ability to make outgoing calls will reach most users within a week.

Social media rival Facebook (FB) offers its own VoIP calling feature through its messaging platform.

In May, Google unveiled a major overhaul of Google+, making more than 40 significant tweaks to the platform’s interface in a bid to better compete with Facebook.

Shares of Google rose fractionally in Wednesday morning trading.

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