Google will soon let G Suite customers along with Search engines Voice licenses make Google Voice calls right from their Gmail mailbox. The new feature seems like a convenient way to make a Google Voice contact without needing to jump to a second tabs to do so.
If the function is rolled out to you, you’ll be able to access Google Voice through the toolbar on the right side of the inbox, which is where you might presently see icons for Google Diary, Keep, and Tasks. Here’s the GIF from Google showing the actual interface looks like.
Google states the feature will begin rolling on June 3rd, though you’ll just be able use it from Chrome or even Firefox on a computer.
Earlier this month, Google announced that you’d be able to access its Meet videoconferencing service from your Gmail inbox (though the Meet icon is on your own left sidebar). That integration as well as the new Google Voice Gmail incorporation revealed today could be useful in case you spend a lot of your day working by means of emails and making calls.
Google has also already started moving out a call transfer function for Google Voice’s iOS, Google android, and web apps to Gary the gadget guy Suite customers with Google Tone of voice licenses, the company announced. To move a call, it appears users may just tap on a “transfer” key on the call menu and select the contact. Here’s a picture of the contact transfer process, from Google:
Google doesn’t currently have plans to bring either from the features announced today to customers, the company tells The Verge.
Update, May 28th, six:53PM ET: Added context through Google.