You can place outgoing calls with Google Hangouts! Although there are a lot of articles that say you can’t (because it’s not obvious and Nikhyl Singhal indicated it was removed). Here’s how:
- Create a Google Hangout with any user (I created one with my personal Google account from my business Google Account).
- Select the “Video Call” option.
- Select the “Invite People” icon, which appears in the upper left of the Hangouts popup.
- Select the “+Add Telephone” option.