Google testing live video chat with doctors – When you notice something out of the ordinary with your body, what’s the first thing you do? Do you go to a doctor? Or do you jump on the internet to look up your symptoms on Google?
Google is offering a small number of users the option to live video chat with a real doctor when they use the company’s web search to look up symptoms.
“When you’re searching for basic health information—from conditions like insomnia or food poisoning—our goal is provide you with the most helpful information available,” Google said. “We’re trying this new feature to see if it’s useful to people.”
The trial, which is only being offered to a small number of users, is currently free to users as part of Google’s Helpouts live video chat advice service.