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Here’s how you make a Google Voice based phone call using Hangouts for Android

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Ever wondered why you can’t make a phone call on Hangouts for Android using your Google Voice number? Well, a user on Reddit has found a decent workaround for this. All you have to do is make a call using Chrome on your desktop and then take over the call from your Android device. That’s pretty much it.

This isn’t exactly complex, but is a little limited as users will have to initiate calls on their computer first. Also with this method, incoming calls won’t work, so that’s something to keep in mind as well. But if you’re looking to call somebody, all you have to do is initiate a call on your computer and then use your Android smartphone with Hangouts to take over the call. It is said that users can switch from WiFi to LTE in between the call, which is ideal if you’re on the move.

Google has been long expected to add support for this feature, but hasn’t yet for some reason. We don’t see it happening anytime soon, so this might be your best bet for the time being. Give this feature a shot from your desktop and let us know how it works out for you by leaving a comment below.

Source: Reddit

Via: Phandroid