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Google Helpouts Connects You With Experts via Video Chat

Google Helpouts Connects You With Experts via Video Chat Related Blogs Two Cents Vitals Skillet Gear Gizmodo Media Group Blogs Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker Google Helpouts Connects You With Experts via Video Chat Alan Henry 11/05/13 5:00am Filed to: google Google Helpouts is a new service that connects you to experts, live over video chat, to get help with issues ranging from home repair, makeup and style, learning a new language, or general lifestyle advice. You can browse and select someone to talk to based on qualifications, category, and price. Google is starting small with Helpouts and plans to expand the program to individuals that want to join. Right now, they're partnering with companies like Weight Watchers, Sephora, Rosetta Stone, and Redbeacon (a Home Depot company) to hit the types of issues we just mentioned. Ideally, you'd be able to fire up a Google Helpout session, and for a small fee get someone to help you with a makeup tutorial, or someone to help give you some pointers on finishing a household DIY project, either on your computer or via your phone. Advertisement Right now, many of the available Helpouts charge by the minute—for example, we saw a " Technology Troubleshooting and Advice " Helpout that already has two five-star reviews and goes for a dollar per minute. On the other side of things, there's a Modeling Advice Helpout that charges $25 for the whole session, so prices and topics definitely vary, and there's a lot to explore. Similarly, if you're interested in helping people via Google Helpouts, Google is accepting sign-ups from people or companies who want to lend their expertise. Hit the link below to check out Helpouts, and browse available sessions for more information. Helpouts by Google Gear from Kinja Deals Spray and Scrub Your Disgusting Screens with AM Lab Products Bestsellers: Haribo Gummi Bears, 5-Pound Bag Buy $50, Save $10 on Select Black & Decker Products, Courtesy of Amazon Read more! View full discussion Want Lifehacker’s email newsletter? Subscribe About Blog Need Help? Content Guide Permissions Privacy Terms of Use Advertising Jobs RSS Share Tweet