How to conference call on an Android phone by merging different calls

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How to conference call on an Android phone by merging different calls
You can conference call on an Android without using a third-party app.Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider
  • You can conference call on Android by calling each participant individually and merging the calls together.
  • Android phones allow you to send and receive calls, including conference calls with multiple people.
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With the emergence of video calling as a staple of telecommunication, one might think traditional conference calls are a thing of the past – but this isn't so.

Android phones have the capability to perform conference calls using only the phone itself, just as people used to do back in the days before smartphones came about.

Here's how to conference call on Android.

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How to conference call on an Android phone

1. Tap on the Phone icon to open your phone's keypad and contacts list.

2. Type in the phone number you want to call, or swipe through the list of contacts until you come across the person you want to call. Tap on their name, then tap on the green phone icon to call that person.

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How to conference call on an Android phone by merging different calls
Tap on the person you want to call.Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

3. Once the person you've called picks up the call, tap on the + symbol labeled "Add call."

How to conference call on an Android phone by merging different calls
Click "Add call."Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

4. Repeat step two for the second person you want to call.

How to conference call on an Android phone by merging different calls
Add in the second person you want to call.Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

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5. When the second person picks up the call, you will see both calls listed at the top of your screen. Tap "Merge" to merge the two calls together into one conference call. You and the two people you've called can now all hear and speak to each other on the same line.

How to conference call on an Android phone by merging different calls
Tap "Merge."Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

6. When you want to end the conference call, tap the red and white phone button to hang up on everyone.

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