After waiting over a year, celebrities using Android can now download the Cameos app

After waiting over a year, celebrities using Android can now download the Cameos app
If you're the type of celebrity that is easily accessible to fans, you might have already downloaded Google's Cameos app on your iOS device. Launched last August, the app allows celebrities to respond to questions from fans via a home-made video. The video is posted by the celebrity to Google Search where it will appear when someone looks up this famous person.

At the time, Cameos was available only to iOS users leaving Android toting celebrities out in the cold. But fear not famous Android users! The Cameos app is now available to be downloaded from the Google Play Store (via Android Police) besides the Apple App Store.


If you're a celebrity who wishes to communicate with fans via video using the Cameos app, all you need to do is install the app on your phone and tap the Contact us link at the bottom of the sign-in page. And if a celebrity is too busy and important to deal with such mundane tasks as filling out a form, Google apparently accepts requests from the famous person's agent, publicist, manager or social media manager. Sorry proud parents, it doesn't look like you can open an account for your kids.

There is also a demo mode that celebrities can use to see if the Cameos app is something that they want to use to stay close to their fan base, answer tough questions and perhaps stop rumors from spreading.

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3 Comments

1. TBomb

Posts: 1651; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

How successful has this been on iOS? Seems like it could be a cool idea... but at the same time there are other platforms that have similar features. Just go live on Instagram for instance. At least from my understanding of the app that is what it will be like.

3. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I would relate it more to just standard social media in general, unless you can only ask questions when the celebrity is live. I haven't used the app, but maybe fans can vote on questions to have a higher chance they get answered, as well as a catalog of answers to prevent repeats. Without those types of implementations, I can't see this app being useful

2. ahmadkun

Posts: 656; Member since: May 02, 2016

Never heard of it !

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