I tried the new Gmail call feature and it worked fine the first time. I have 2 Gmail accounts. At first, the
call button was only showing in one account. Now it isn't showing in either.
Any idea why?
I read on the BBC news that Google announced this feature and mistakenly enabled it for every user, only to then remove it from non US accounts later that day:
"Unintentionally we briefly made the service available to non-US English users," a spokesperson said. "We do hope to bring it to our international users soon."
When it rolls out the product link will appear on the left hand of the Gmail page within the "chat" window. A "call phone" option will pop up along with a number pad to let you dial the number of the person you want to talk to.
If your account is not US based, it may explain why you could do it but now cannot.
If your accounts are not US based, you may still be able to use the GMail call feature. http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/30/does-googles-free-phone-service-work-in-other-countries/?partner=rss&emc=rss