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Making a call in the RingCentral app desktop and web 
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You can make a call right within the RingCentral app to other users in your organization, and if your extension has a DigitalLine, you can also make outgoing calls to external phone numbers. In order to use this feature, your app administrators must first enable phone features at the account level

Additionally, for users with Digital Lines, you must also ensure that your emergency address is up to date, otherwise you will be limited to only making calls to other people within your company. See Configuring phone settings in the RingCentral app desktop and web and Phone Numbers - RingCentral DigitalLine Overview to learn more.

Starting a call

There are several ways you can make a call in the RingCentral app. You can start a call via the following methods:
  • Selecting the Dial pad icon at top right
  • Hovering your mouse over the Call History section via the Phone menu and selecting the Start call plus button that appears at far right
  • Clicking on the Call phone icon anywhere you see it within the app
For the purpose of this article, let’s discuss how you can place a call via the dial pad.

Starting a call using the dial pad

One method of making a call is via the dial pad. The dial pad allows you to make calls to other users in the RingCentral app or external numbers so long as you have a Digital Line and the telephony has been enabled at the company account.
1. Click the Dial pad icon at top right in the app.
2. Leave the default Caller ID or select a new number in the Call from dropdown list.
3. Enter a number in the dial pad and dial the number.
Please note that you can also place a call from your recent calls list, which you can access via the Recent calls clock icon. From there, simply select a recent contact from the list to start a call. 

You can also change your outbound Caller ID before starting your call. Click the Call from dropdown menu to select from the list of available Caller IDs. To change the default Caller ID, go to the Settings menu of the RingCentral app.
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