How to Receive Phone Calls in Gmail

Talk on your phone through Gmail with Google Voice

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:

  1. Download and install the Google Video Support plugin.

    Google video support plugin website
  2. 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.

    Gmail inbox screen with Make a Call highlighted
  3. Open Google Voice in your browser and select the gear in the top-right corner to open the Settings.

    Google Voice screen with Settings gear highlighted
  4. Select Calls on the left side.

    Google Voice settings with Calls highlighted
  5. Under My devices, make sure Web is enabled.

    Google Voice settings with Web highlighted
  6. The next time somebody calls your Google Voice number, Gmail will ring and present an Incoming call alert. Select the green phone to answer.

    A screenshot of Gmail with the green Call button highlighted
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