Make phone calls on your Google Assistant device

You can ask the Google Assistant to make phone calls to your friends, family, and businesses on your speaker, Smart Display, or Smart Clock. You can't receive incoming phone calls.

On a Smart Display or Google Home Speaker, you can also make calls on Duo. Learn how to make calls with Duo.

This feature doesn't work on Bose or Sonos speakers that have the Google Assistant.

Tip: The languages you can use depend on the device. Learn which languages work on your device.

What you need

  • You have the latest version of the Google Home app.
  • You added your Google Account to your device.
  • You’re located in the US, UK, or Canada.
  • Your Google Assistant language is English US, English UK, Canadian English, or French Canadian.
Which Google Assistant devices work

Speakers

  • All Google Home speakers
  • Some Insignia speakers with Google Assistant built-in
  • Some Harman speakers with Google Assistant built-in

Smart Displays

  • All Smart Displays with Google Assistant built-in

Smart Clock

  • Lenovo Smart Clock

Who you can call

  • US or Canada phone numbers from a US or Canada number
  • UK phone numbers from a UK number
  • International and premium (1-900) numbers if you linked your device to a:
    • Google Fi number
    • A Google Voice number that has credits.

Note: Google Fi and Google Voice are only available in the US.

You can’t make calls to emergency services.

How much calls cost

Calls are free to most US, UK, and Canada numbers.

If you linked your Google Fi or Google Voice number, you'll be charged at the listed rates.

Step 1: Set up calling

Step 1: Sync your contacts

To be able to call your Google Contacts, turn on personal results.

To be able to call contacts saved on your Android phone or tablet:

  1. Open the Google app Google Search.
  2. Tap Menu Menu.
  3. At the top, make sure the correct Google Account is shown. To change accounts, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  4. Tap Settings and then Accounts & privacy and then Google activity controls and then Device Information.
  5. Turn on Device Information.

If you have many contacts or new contacts, it can take a few minutes for them to sync.

(Optional) Step 2: Show your number when you make calls

The recipient will see "Private" or "Anonymous" unless you choose to show a different number.

Show your phone number

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Account and then Settings.
  3. Tap Services and then Voice and Video calls and then Mobile calling.
  4. Under "Your own number," tap Edit and then Add or change phone number.
  5. Enter your phone number, then tap Add.
  6. You’ll receive a text with a code. Enter the code, then tap Verify.
    Note: ​If you don't receive a code, wait 30 seconds, then tap Send new code.

You’ll see the phone number under "Your own number." It can take up to 10 minutes for it to show up.

Hide your phone number

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Account and then Settings.
  3. Tap Services and then Voice and Video calls and then Mobile calling.
  4. Under "Your own number," tap Edit.
  5. Choose Use an unlisted number.
(Optional) Step 3: Use your Google Fi or Google Voice number

You can use this number when you make calls. This number is tied to your billing for those services.
Note: Google Fi and Google Voice are only available in the US.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the bottom, tap Account and then Settings.
  3. Tap Services and then Voice and Video calls and then Mobile calling.
  4. Select an available service.
  5. Follow the steps.

Let multiple people make calls

To let multiple people call their contacts on a speaker, Smart Display, or Smart Clock, each person needs to link their voice with their Google Account.

Learn how to let multiple people use a device.

Important: If no one links their voice, everyone can use the contacts of the first person who linked their Google Account if they have personal results turned on. This allows all household members to make calls.

Step 2: Make a call

Start a call

Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then say a command:

  • "Call [contact name]."
  • "Call [business name]."
  • "What is the nearest [business]?" then "Call them."
  • "Call [phone number]."
  • "Redial."
Use the Google Assistant during a call

On speakers, you can still ask the Google Assistant for basic information like "What's the weather" or "How tall is Mt. Everest?" during a call.

On Smart Displays, you can only use the Google Assistant for actions related to your call. For example, you can mute a call or silence alarms.

Step 3: End a call

Choose an option:

  • Say "Hey Google, hang up."
  • Tap End call.
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