Google testing patient-doctor video chat service

  • ANI, Washington
  • Updated: Oct 13, 2014 14:34 IST

Google is testing a new service which connects people with medical conditions to doctors over video chat.

The feature was first revealed by a Reddit user who posted a screenshot of the service online, and Google representatives later confirmed its authenticity.

Google explained that their goal is to provide most helpful information available to people searching for basic health information, The Verge reported.

The service ties into Helpouts, a marketplace where experts can charge to give lessons and advice over video chat.

It's unclear what the future of the program is, but the wording presented in the screenshot posted to Reddit suggests that it will cost money if it progresses past the testing phase.

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