Google has today launched a new video-based Q&A app called ‘Cameos’, aimed primarily at celebrities and other public figures, allowing them to answer questions about themselves and then share those answers directly on Google (via TechCrunch). Using the new app, celebrities can answer their fans’ questions in their own voice using video posts.
Available as a free download on the App Store, the Cameos app also lets celebs see the top questions the internet wants answers to, so they can pick and choose which of those they want to answer. Their answers, recorded with their iPhone’s camera, will be published directly to Google search and in the Google app.
Google has confirmed that the Cameos app is part of a pilot that makes it possible for celebrities and other prominent figures to participate. The app’s description notes that it will add more questions for celebs to answer on a regular basis.
Cameos on Google lets you be the authority on you. Record video answers to the most asked questions on Google and then post them right to Google. Now, when people search for you, they’ll get answers directly from you.
ANSWER IN YOUR OWN STYLE: Amplify your presence on Google with videos in your own authentic voice.
AT YOUR LEISURE: See top questions the Internet wants answers to, and you choose which ones you want to answer and when. All you need is your phone.
STAY RELEVANT AND FRESH: Get new questions regularly to help your content stay recent and timely. All your answers get posted right to Google and your fans will see it when they search for you or scroll through their feed in the Google app.
Access to use Cameos is only available upon invitation. You can request access by downloading the app.