Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Calling from Google search

Dear Google …

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… I just did a search for some business an Google and actually the first hit and the suggestion box on the right side is the perfect match for what I was looking for. The info box contains all the relevant information, including the phone number, which is a clickable link.

Now I did the search on the desktop computer and not on my mobile phone. Clicking the link automatically starts Google Hangout with a call to that telephone number, without asking for confirmation. Too bad that the computer does not have a microphone attached.

So please…

… instead of dialing from my desktop computer, with Hangout, I would rather want to see a small confirmation box, which (once pressed “OK” or “Yes” or whatever) sends a message to my mobile phone, triggering the call to this telephone number.

Since I was already logged in with my Google Account when doing the search, there should be no problem detecting my Google registered Android phone, and sending a Google Cloud 2 Device Message which triggers the call. You can do the same using “Chrome to Phone” for web pages.

Hopefully you can add this in a future release 😉