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Make a call on your Google Nest speaker or display

With Google Nest and Home speakers and displays, you can make calls to friends, family, and businesses with your voice. You can also make video calls with a Nest display. Set up the calling methods you want to use, then make a call from your speaker or display.

Note: Support for Telstra, Taiwan Mobile, and Telecom Italia has ended. You can still make calls on your Nest speaker or display with Google Meet. 

While Google Duo and Google Meet have combined into a new Meet app on mobile devices, tablets, and computers, Google Nest displays will continue to show the Google Duo icon Duo app.

Make a call on your Nest speaker or display

Start a call

Start a voice call

Voice calls are available on all Google Nest and Home speakers and displays through Google Meet.

If you live in the US or Canada, you can also use Google-supported or mobile calling with Google Fi and Google Voice.

Use voice commands to start a call

Once you've set up your preferred calling method, you can use voice commands to start a call.

Say "Hey Google," then:

  • "Call [contact name]."
  • "Call [business name]."
  • "What is the nearest [business]?" then "Hey Google, call them."
    • You'll get a prompt to add the name and number to your Google contacts.
  • "Call [phone number]."

Use your display to start a call

If you've set up household contacts on a Nest display, you can also make a call with the touchscreen.

Swipe down from the top of the display screen and then tap Communication and then Call on the "Household contacts" card. The calling method used depends on the contact selected.

Note: If Digital Wellbeing is enabled, this feature may be restricted or blocked by Downtime, Filters or Do not disturb.

Learn more about Digital Wellbeing

Start a video call

You can make video calls with Google Meet.

Video calls are available on Google Nest Hub, Google Nest Hub (2nd gen), and Google Nest Hub Max. The device you call must have a camera. Nest Hub and Nest Hub (2nd gen) can receive video but can't send video.

  • Say "Hey Google, "video call [contact]."
  • If you've set up household contacts on a Nest display, swipe down from the top of the display screen and then tap Communication and then Video call Video Call on the "Household contacts" card.

Start a group call (Nest displays only)

You can make group video calls with Google Meet on Nest displays. This feature is available in English in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada.

Before you begin, create a group in the Google Meet app.

To start a group call:

  1. Say "Hey Google, start a group call."
  2. On your Nest display screen, tap the group you want to call.

Depending on the group size, the screen might not show everyone in the call. To view someone else in the call, tap the overflow and select the person you want.

Note: If Digital Wellbeing is enabled, this feature may be restricted or blocked by Downtime, Filters or Do not disturb.

Learn more about Digital Wellbeing

Call a Nest speaker or display from your phone

You and other members of your home can call your Nest speakers or displays from a phone.

To call your devices from your phone, you need:

With Google Assistant:

  • To call one device, say "Hey Google, video call [display or speaker name]."
  • To ring all your devices, say "Hey Google, video call [name of your home]."

With the Google Meet app: To ring all your devices, open the Google Meet app and then swipe up and then tap Call my home devices.

With the Google Home app: To ring all speakers and displays in your home, open the Google Home app Google Home app and thentap Favorites and then Call Home .

Receive a call on your Nest speaker or display

You can receive Google Meet calls on your Nest speaker or display. To answer a call, say "Hey Google, answer the call." To decline a call, say "Hey Google, decline the call." Or, use one of the following touch options:

Google Nest Hub Max, Google Nest Hub, Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)

  • Tap Answer.
  • Tap Decline.

Google Home

  • Tap the top to answer.
  • Press and hold the top to decline.

Google Home Max

  • Tap the line on the top or side to answer.
  • Press and hold the line on the top or side to decline.

Google Nest Mini (2nd gen), Google Nest Audio, Nest Wifi point

  • Tap the center to answer.
  • Tap and hold the center to decline.

Google Home Mini (1st gen)

  • Tap the side to answer.
  • Press and hold the side to decline.

To temporarily block calls at undesired times, change your call settings.

Mute or unmute a call (Nest displays only)

On your Nest display screen, tap Mute or Unmute .

End a call

To end a call with your voice, say "Hey Google," then:

  • "End the call"
  • "Hang up"
  • "Stop"
  • "Disconnect"

To end the call with a touch control:

  • Google Nest Hub Max, Google Nest Hub: Tap End call
  • Google Home, Google Home Max: Tap the top
  • Google Nest Mini, Nest Wifi point, Google Nest Audio: Tap the center
  • Google Home Mini: Tap the side

If the recipient ends the call, you should get an end call tone.

View activity

Within My activity, you can get a voice recording of the query used to start the call, or queries used to interact with the Assistant such as "Hey Google, hang up." Nothing else is recorded.

Google doesn't retain the following:

  • Voice data
  • Google Meet calls
  • Google to mobile device calls

Google only saves the following info:

  • Call duration
  • Errors
  • Number of calls

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