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Google Wants to Help You With Google Helpouts

I don’t know how many times it has happened to you that you’re working on a project or doing something and you need help, but that happens to me often. I usually “Google It” as everyone else does, but how legit can those answers be? But Google really wants to help.


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Introducing Google Helpouts

With Google Hangouts you can now get real help from real people. It’s a productive way to use Google. You can see some sample situations in the video. Anything from exercise, learning an instrument, and cooking help.


Check out Google Helpouts HERE 

Download the Google Helpouts App on the Google Play Store HERE 



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Today, we’re announcing Helpouts—a new way to get and give help over live video. Our goal is simple: help people help each other. We want to use the convenience and efficiency of the web to enable everyone, no matter where they are or what time it is, to easily connect with someone who can help.

With Helpouts, you can choose who you get help from based on their qualifications, their availability, their price, their ratings and reviews. You can connect instantly or book in advance. You can get help from individuals or from brands you already know and trust, like SephoraOne MedicalWeight WatchersRedbeacon (a Home Depot company), and Rosetta Stone. Once you’re in a Helpout, you can do more than just talk—you can share your computer screen, collaboratively edit a presentation, or record your Helpout. And if the experience doesn’t meet your expectations, we offer a full money back guarantee.

We hope you’ll give Helpouts a try and give us your feedback through ratings and reviews, or talk to us on Google+,Twitter or Facebook. And if you’re interested in giving help on Helpouts yourself, let us know.  – Google


I’m thinking that Hangouts will definitley grow over time. Once people get over video chatting with strangers (that’s if people aren’t already over the awkwardness), it might be easier to seek help. Visuals are a lot more helpful than listed directions. Also the Helpouts helpers can pin point where you’re going wrong. Imagine how small businesses can use this tool to help customers and avoid angry returns and complaints.

In what cases would you use Google Helpouts? Do you think it’s an effective plan?



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