Google Helpouts is Shutting Down.
Google is taking down its live video help service named “Google Helpouts”, that allows users to share their expertise through live video and provide real-time help from their computers or mobile devices. Google says that the community of helpouts was not growing up with the pace google had expected. Google Helpouts, an online collaboration service from google was launched in November 2013. Now this google service will be taken down on April 20, 2015. Both the Helpouts marketplace and Helpouts on partner sites will shut down on April 20, 2015. You will no longer be able to give or take a Helpouts after that date. But you will continue to be paid for the Helpouts you’ve given before the shutdown. Payments are initiated on the 15th of each month for the paid Helpouts given in the previous month.
Google said that
Since launching in 2013, Helpouts has been a home for people to connect with experts on topics they want to learn about or seek advice and solutions to everyday problems. The Helpouts community includes some engaged and loyal contributors, but unfortunately, it hasn’t grown at the pace we had expected. Sadly, we’ve made the tough decision to shut down the product.
Google also announced this news on its official Helpouts twitter account:
Thanks to everyone who’s been part of the Helpouts community. Sadly, we’re shutting down on April 20. Read more here: http://t.co/Uq4dxTrrNH
— Helpouts by Google (@Helpouts) February 13, 2015
Users of google helpouts will be able to download their account history through Google Takeout until November 1, 2015. After November 1, all Helpouts history will be deleted. All you need to make sure that you download your data before the date if you give your helps on google.
What to do now?
You must be asking that what you gonna do now after helpouts shuts down. First thing is to make sure that you download all your data through google takeout and use that downloaded data. Now we’ll tell you how to use the data. You can use that data in many ways the best way to use the data is to make it visible on your own website. If you don’t have a site make one If you don’t know how to make a website we suggest you contact forwardslash.us they’ve hourly based rates so you’ll only give for what you get. After your website is live on the web tell all your customers that you’ll now be available on this site onwards and you’ll be accessible through this email address. By doing this you’ll not lose your customers and your customers will not get worried in future if they need help. Put all your reviews on your site that you have downloaded through google take out, and start giving help. you can use Google hangouts to give help via video or you can now also use your Skype account to give helps. Use google ad words to promote your site on which you’re giving help. You can also contact us if you want your ad to be placed on this particular page.
By using these methods you never get worry about the helpouts account because you still be able give helps. Hope you’ll like this method.