Google really wants celebrities to answer the internet’s questions using its Cameos app. Launched last year in August for iOS, Google’s Cameos app is now available on Android.
The app is not intended for regular joes like you and me (unless you happen to be a celeb reading this). One can only sign-up for Cameos if they are a celebrity, a public figure, or someone who represents them.
Once a celeb signs up for Cameos, the app will show them popular questions on the internet about them. Celebs can then record a video to answer the most asked questions and post it directly to Google. This way if a fan searches for that particular question, Google Search will throw up the celeb’s recorded video in the Search results.
Looks like Google is trying to do what Instagram did with its Questions sticker. Instagram’s version is not just limited to celebs and public figures but we’ve all seen them use it extensively.
I am trying to remember if I’ve ever seen a Google Cameo video appear in my feed or on search results. Nothing comes to mind as of now. The app doesn’t even have enough ratings on iOS to warrant any serious celeb attention.
On the Google Play Store, it has 1000+ installs for now. We’ll just need to wait and see if Cameos picks up in usage now that it’s on Android.
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