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Google+ Hangouts

Google+ Hangouts
One touch to see the whole family With one touch, you can start a video call with one friend or a whole bunch. Video calls ring everywhere your friends have Hangouts. Whether they’re on their computer, phone or tablet, they’ll know you’re calling. If they’re not around or can’t pick up, Hangouts will let them know you were trying to reach them. Call phones right from your computer From Hangouts on your computer, just type in a phone number or pick one of your contacts.

https://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/

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