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The Vonage Desktop Application: Use Your Phone from Your Desktop Computer or Laptop

This article was updated on November 8, 2022

Have you ever been working on a time-sensitive document or email, heard your business phone ring from under a pile of papers somewhere in a corner on your desk, and wished you could answer the call from your computer so you didn't have to stop what you were doing?

Three active laptop computers on a desk inside an office space at night, with glowing blue light from monitors illuminating the table. Aerial view, as seen from above. Purple light, in contrast with blue displays, illuminates the dark background. Teamwork and deadlines. Tablets, smartphones, coffee mugs, paper documents and projects are also visible on the desk, surrounded by office chairs. Dark purple and red hues at midnight hour. Copy space on dark areas. Digitally generated image.

 Our desktop application, Vonage Desktop, gives you the ability to do just that.

In a nutshell: Vonage Desktop gives you the power of your business phone system — on your computer desktop.

The Vonage Desktop Application

So, what exactly is Vonage Desktop? With this app, you can use your business phone system directly from your desktop computer or laptop and conveniently handle all your business communications right from the desktop where you get your work done every day. It's included at no extra charge on you Vonage Business Communications account. The app lets you make phone calls and send texts from your Vonage phone number using the integrated softphone, look at your contact history with clients and colleagues, check for missed calls, listen to voicemails, and more. Are you trying to figure out whether your colleague is available for a quick chat or messaging session? You can quickly see a coworker's presence using Vonage Desktop.


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How Vonage Desktop Works

Vonage Desktop seamlessly integrates all the functionalities of your Vonage business phone system with your computer, whether it's a Mac or PC. You can use Desktop with a headset or with your laptop's built-in microphone and speaker. The app is designed to support the way you work, giving you convenient access to a wide range of communication features directly from where you're often most productive: your desktop.

Vonage Desktop enables you to:

  • Start making and receiving calls soon after you sign up for a Vonage account.
  • Send and receive text messages and calls to any U.S. number using your Vonage number.
  • Chat with colleagues one-on-one or in a group message.
  • Use web launcher to automatically open any web page you like along with incoming or outgoing calls.
  • Save business contacts so you can view them on your desktop or your mobile app.
  • View your colleagues' presence to instantly see their availability for a chat or call.
  • Support your teleworking programs and help quickly onboard new employees.
  • Enjoy the combined benefits of a desktop app and a softphone.

How to Get Vonage Desktop

Do you want to maximize your productivity and get more done by integrating your business phone system with your computer? You can get started with Vonage Desktop right away when you purchase Vonage Business Communications. If you already have Vonage Business Cloud, look no further: You can easily access the app online. With Vonage Desktop, you can enjoy all of our powerful 50+ business phone features right on your computer.

Contact us today to find out how Vonage cloud solutions can boost company-wide collaboration.

Vonage Staff

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