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Google Is Shutting Down Google Helpouts, Its Expert Video Chat Service

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Updated: Google is shutting down its Google Helpouts service on April 20, 2015, the service’s website has now been updated to reflect.

Earlier this morning, we noticed the mobile applications for Google Helpouts, Google’s service that uses Google Hangouts video chat to connect consumers with experts online, had disappeared from both Google Play and iTunes. The apps were a later addition to Helpouts, with the iOS version launching last spring, following the late 2013 arrival of Helpouts itself, and were designed to allow users to book and participate in video chat sessions right from their mobile device.

The idea with Helpouts has been to leverage Google’s identity tools, payment technologies and online video service in order to provide web users with both free and paid advice and support sessions covering a range of topics. Today, the Helpouts website continues to work, offering sessions on topics like Photography, Parenting, Fashion and…

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