Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Receive Phone Calls in Gmail Talk on your phone through Gmail with Google Voice By Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated April 04, 2020 Email Gmail Yahoo! Mail Tweet Share Email If you have a Google Voice number, you can make and receive phone calls from Gmail chat. Learn how to talk to anyone for free through your computer. Instructions in this article apply to the web version of Gmail. All steps are the same for every browser. How to Receive Phone Calls in Gmail To receive phone calls through Google Voice in Gmail: Download and install the Google Hangouts plugin. Make at least one phone call from Gmail. To do so, open Gmail in your browser and select the phone icon in the bottom-left corner, then select Make a call. Open Google Voice in your browser and select the gear in the top-right corner to open the Settings. Select Calls on the left side. Make sure the Web option is enabled under My devices. The next time somebody calls your Google Voice number, Gmail will ring and present an Incoming call alert. Select the green phone to answer.