Mobile Camera Share

Mobile Camera Share allows agents and enterprise knowledge workers to quickly see what your customers are looking at - without having to download a mobile application. This greatly speeds issue resolution, increases customer satisfaction, eliminates mobile application life cycle management and saves your enterprise money, by avoiding site visits.

When a customer is having difficulty troubleshooting a physical device like a refrigerator, a network router, or complicated machinery the agent simply sends the customer an SMS invitation to view their mobile camera. The customer taps the link in the text message, and is instantly showing a live video to the agent. Once connected, the agent sees what the customer sees and can easily guide the customer to a resolution.

Mobile Camera sharing is instant and the session launches from the customers mobile browser. The solution supports the default browsers on iOS (Safari) and Android (Chrome) devices. Customers can use the following mobile OS versions to engage in Camera Sharing sessions:

  • iOS 12.0 and above
  • Android OS 5.0 and above

To enable this feature, Contact Glance.

CRM Integration Options

You can integrate SMS Camera Share into a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, like Salesforce or ServiceNow.

If you don’t use a CRM, this functionality is also available as a standalone web-based offering.

Customizing Mobile Camera Share

You can customize the join and end pages for Mobile Camera Share.

  1. Log in at www.glance.net/login
  2. From My Account, click the Settings tab.
  3. Under Branding, click on Manage your page customization settings.
  4. Scroll to the Mobile SMS Camera Share section.
  5. For Background page, enter a URL of the page to display in the background while the mobile device is prompting the user to show their camera.
  6. For Camera end page, enter a URL of the page to direct customers when the session ends.

Salesforce Implementation

Follow these steps to implement mobile camera share, and send SMS session invitations from Salesforce.

Before you begin, you need:

  • The Glance Salesforce package: version 3.3 or later.
  • The permission join sessions started by customers to show their cameras on mobile devices.
  • Access to a Glance Group configured with Mobile Camera Share. Contact Glance to enable this feature.

To configure mobile camera share:

  1. From Salesforce, in the app launcher (9-dot menu), search for Glance, and select Glance Company Settings.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Scroll to the Single Sign On section and verify you have SSO selected. If you do not, select the SSO checkbox, and add your API key from Glance Admin Portal.
  4. Scroll to the Glance Buttons section.
  5. Select the Video checkbox for the Salesforce records where you want to send SMS session invitations.
  6. Scroll to the Profile Settings section.
  7. For each profile you want to configure access for, select Video (SMS).
  8. Under Mobile Video choose a default camera for the visitor.
  9. At the top of the page, click Save.
  10. Go to a record type where you have enabled Mobile Camera Share, like a Contact or Case. If you are solely starting mobile camera share sessions, you need to add the Glance Component to the record. If you already have the Glance Component present on the record, there is nothing you need to do.
  11. The Video SMS button is now present on the record.
  12. To send an SMS invitation, enter the phone number in the phone field in Salesforce.
  13. Click Video (SMS) to send.
  14. The visitor receives a text message asking to show their camera.
  15. The visitor clicks the link in the text and accepts.
  16. The agent is now viewing the visitor’s mobile camera.

ServiceNow Implementation

Follow these steps to implement mobile camera share, and send SMS session invitations from ServiceNow.

Before you begin, you need:

  • A ServiceNow environment configured with Glance. More information is available here.
  • The permission join sessions started by customers to show their cameras on mobile devices.
  • Access to a Glance Group configured with Mobile Camera Share. Contact Glance to enable this feature.

NOTE: These steps assume the ITSM Incident table / application is available.

To configure mobile camera share:

  1. Navigate to Glance > Company Settings.
  2. Locate and select an existing Display Configuration or create a new one using the list at the bottom of the form.
  3. On the Display Configuration form you will be presented with a few options to enable or disable. We will be focusing on the “Video” option.
  4. Check the Video checkbox to enable Mobile Camera Share functionality.
  5. Once checked, you will be presented with a few additional options:
  • Auto fill SMS Number: When loading the glance agent, will auto-fill the SMS number based on the “Field or Field Path” selected. Ex: For Incident “Caller > Mobile Phone”
  • Default SMS Video Camera: Choose which camera should be used when launching the session. Once the video connection is established the visitor can change cameras, if needed.
  1. Go to a table where you have enabled this feature, such as Incident.
  2. Enter the mobile phone number and click Video to send the invitation.
  3. The visitor receives a text message asking to show their camera.
  4. The visitor clicks the link in the text and accepts.
  5. The agent is now viewing the visitor’s mobile camera.

Using Mobile Camera Share from the Web

Before you begin, you need:

  • Access to a Glance Group configured with Mobile Camera Share. Contact Glance to enable this feature.
  • The permission join sessions started by customers to show their cameras on mobile devices.

To start a session:

  1. Go to the SMS Agent Join Page.
  2. Log in with your Glance Address.
  3. Enter your mobile phone number and click Video SMS.
  4. On the mobile device, click the link in the text to start the video.

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