Cameos on Google

Cameos on Google lets you record and post video answers to the most asked questions on Google.

  • Answer in your own style: Amplify your presence on Google with videos in your personal voice.
  • At your leisure: Use your phone to find, choose, and answer top questions from Search users.
  • Stay relevant and fresh: Get new questions regularly to help your content stay current and timely.

Important: Cameos on Google is available by invitation only.

How it works

Question Selection (iOS)
  1. Download and open the Google app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap More and then Your Contributions and then Add answer.
  3. Select the question you would like to answer.

Learn how to manage your contributions.

Question Selection (Android)
  1. Download and open the Cameos on Google app.
  2. Select the name of the person who will record the answer.
  3. Select the question you'd like to answer.

Learn how to manage your contributions.

Record, edit & post

Important: If you have a knowledge panel, for your answers to appear, you must answer 2 or more questions.

  1. Hold the camera in portrait mode, like when you take a selfie. Make sure your face and anything you want to showcase are in the frame.
  2. To begin your video, hold Record.
  3. Slide to add your video to Search.

Tips

  • The most engaging answers are between 30–60 seconds. Avoid yes or no responses.
  • If you answer trending questions, your answers may appear when people search for those topics.
  • Record answers in a quiet setting.
  • Review your answers to make sure they’re clear and audible.
  • Change your background.
  • Make sure your face is visible.
  • Record more than one answer. You have control over multiple takes and deletions, even after answers are posted.
  • To keep answers and topics appropriate, review our content policy.
  • Make sure the question card doesn't block your face when you record.
  • Since the question appears with your name in the video,you don’t need to repeat the question.
  • To record your answers later, you can bookmark questions within each topic section.
  • Cameos on Google updates with new questions regularly. You'll receive a notification when new questions are available.
Where can I find my videos?

Important: We record the country in which your video is uploaded. Your answers may only appear to other users in that country.

Once you record and post, your answers, they may appear in these places:

  • In the knowledge panel
  • In search results, when users search for:
    • Your name
    • Questions you've answered
    • Relevant topics and events
  • In the Google app’s Discover feed, with people who have interests related to you
Share your video answers

To share a link to your answers, you can:

  • Search for your answers and copy the link to a specific recording:
    1. In the top right corner of the answer, select the share icon "".
    2. Copy the link and paste into a social profile of your choosing.
  • (Desktop) Download your answers directly from Search:
    1. On a computer, right-click the video and select the save function Save Video As.
    2. Upload to your social media profile.
  • Let people know on social networks know that they can find more information about you on Google Search. You can use the language: "I just answered "x" on Google."

FAQs

I'm having trouble with my account login

Make sure you use the same email you provided to set up your Cameos on Google account. If you still have trouble, contact cameos@google.com.

Where can I find the list of questions to answer?

iOS

  1. Open the Google app and login.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap More and then Your Contributions and thenAdd answer.
  3. Choose the category of questions you want.

Android

  1. Open the Cameos on Google app and login.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap Questions.
  3. Choose the category of questions you want.

How do I add a new person to record Cameos?

If you'd like to add a new person to record, contact cameos@google.com.

How long do answers stay up on Google? How often should I maintain, refresh, or record more answers?

Answers can stay on Google indefinitely. Check back every couple of weeks for new questions to answer.

I recorded under the wrong name. How do I change the name of the person who recorded?

The name cannot be changed once recorded. Please delete the video and re-record using the correct name.

How do I delete a video I've already uploaded?

iOS
  1. Open the Google app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap More and then Your Contributions.
  3. On the answer you want to delete tap "".
  4. Tap Delete and then Delete now.
Android
  1. Open the Cameos on Google app.
  2. Go to Answered.
  3. On the answer you want to delete, swipe left.
  4. Tap Delete.

​​​​​​How do I re-record an answer?

iOS
  1. Delete your first answer. 
  2. Tap Add answer.
  3. Select the question you want to answer again.
  4. Tap Record.
Android
  1. Delete your first answer.
  2. Go to Questions.
  3. Select the question you want to record again.
  4. Tap Record.

Does Cameos on Google cost anything?

Cameos on Google is a no-cost and self-service program. All you need to use Cameos on Google is an Android or iOS device and access to the internet.

Why won't my videos upload?

Important: If you continue to have issues contact cameos@google.com and send a screenshot. Our team investigates missing content.
iOS
  1. Open the Google app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap More and thenYour Contributions.
  3. Keep the Google app open. 
  4. If you don't see your video after 20 minutes, you'll need to re-record.
  5. Before you close the app, wait until the video has fully uploaded.
Android
  1. Open the Cameos on Google app.
  2. Go to Answered.
  3. If you see your video, try to refresh the upload. 
  4. If you don't see your video, you'll need to re-record.
  5. Before you close the app, wait until the video has fully uploaded.

How do I claim my knowledge panel?

To learn more about how to claim your knowledge panel, use this Get verified on Google guide.
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