Make Conference Calls Inside Google Docs

 

The Guide to G Suite Marketplace

If you’re collaborating on a Google Doc, there are times you might want to jump on a phone call to discuss the content. You can easily create (and even record) free conference calls inside Docs.

The UberConference add-on for Docs is a simple, seamless way to get all your collaborators on a conference call right inside Docs, eliminating the need to switch between different programs.

  • In Google Docs, head up to to Add-ons > Get add-ons. Search for UberConference, and then click Free button  to install it. You will then have to allow the add-on to have access to your Google account.
  • To start using your new add-on, head up to Add-ons > UberConference Sidebar > Show sidebar. 
  • A sidebar will open up on the right side of your screen. If your participants want to dial in using a phone, you’ll see a phone number that people can call into. Once they call the number, they just need to enter the PIN number.

Other great features:

  • Invite people directly to the conference call. You can enter in email addresses of other invitees, who will receive an email with a link to join. They can call in via telephone or computer.
  • Record your conference call. This is a useful feature if you want to have a record of who made what suggestion during your teleconference, or if you need to refer back to it later.
  • Share a file, screen, or window. In addition to sharing their screens, participants can also share files from Google Drive, their computer, Box, Dropbox, and Evernote.
  • Receive call summaries. After your calls, UberConference will email you quick call summaries with the date, time, and duration of your calls, as well as participant information and statistics.

Click here to watch this video on YouTube.

Get the best tips and tricks in your inbox daily