I was doing a Google Talk video chat with my Dad (who was overseas at the time) and wanted to show him a video of my baby nephew. At first, I thought I’d just email it to him after we were done video chatting. But a part of me wanted to see his reaction to the video. So, I improvised. Below, I’ll show you how to share videos while video chatting on Google Talk:
Note: This won’t work with all devices. You must have Android version 4.0 and up, and your phone must have the latest version of the Google Talk app.
- While in a video chat, tap on your video window (the little screen on the bottom right that shows you) to swap it into full screen.
- Tap on the picture icon on the bottom right (used for motion backgrounds).
- Select “pick from gallery” and choose the video you want to share.
- Use your thumb to cover your camera completely while it’s setting up, and hold it there until you’re done sharing the video. Note that the audio portion won’t be shared.