Google has launched an version of its virtual experience program for creators, Fundo. It will help the community to perform live and interactive face to face video calling
Developed by Google’s Area 120 incubator, Fundo was launched in a limited beta last summer, 2019 for several hundred of its “trusted testers”.
Fundo allows for 30 users to be on-screen at a time, with the goal being smaller events rather than giant digital seminars or concerts with hundreds of attendees.
In addition to the broader launch, users will also be able to search for events on the Fundo website and purchase scheduled one-on-one meetings with creators.
Fundo allows fans to wait in a digital line, chat briefly with the celebrity or creator, just like a real-life meet-and-greet. The service provides creators with an easy way to run these kinds of events, complete with video streaming, payment processing, and hosting, in exchange for which Google takes a 20% commission out of the revenue.