Advertisement Advertisement  

GoogleDocSearch giant Google is live testing a live medical advice service.

This was revealed through an image posted to Reddit which shows a Google search for knee pain, and an option for the user to video chat with a doctor about their symptoms.

Google has now confirmed to several outlets that it’s a new feature that it is trying out.

“When you’re searching for basic health information … our goal is provide you with the most helpful information available. We’re trying this new feature to see if it’s useful to people,” A spokesman said.

The video chat feature will be part of Google’s Helpouts platform.

Helpouts connects users with experts over live video — experts can charge a fee per Helpout, and some are free.

Google says it will be covering the costs during the trial, but it’s possible the feature will cost you in the future.

Via Mashable