Browse the Internet with friends in real time thanks to ‘Giggl’.
In an era in which social distancing is essential to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, those tools that can bring us closer to our family members or loved ones become important.
Giggl is a new tool that allows us to surf the Internet with other people in real time. It’s totally free and they just launched their public beta so anyone can try it out.
A shared browser
The first thing we will have to do is create an account to be able to use it. Its creators assure that it is “perfect for watching movies, conducting research and interact with your favorite creators. ”
What’s more, one of the aspects in which they place more emphasis is on safety. They claim that they “never store any data or sensitive information (passwords or browsing history)” of users.
Once inside, it will be as simple as create a new “Portal” or join an existing one (via a link or on the popular “Portals” page). That means that we can choose if we want the Portal to be public or private.
We see that below a region selector appears, which is currently disabled (they claim it will be available soon). That means that we will surely be able to navigate through the Portals available in our area.
We will automatically see that we enter a screen in which there is a browser in the center. On the right side is the chat where we can talk with other people who participate, while in the lower area there is a bar that allows us to select the amount of volume we want to hear.
The good thing is that you can, for example, put a background video on YouTube, select the amount of sound we want, open new tabs and while chatting with the people who are part of the Portal.
We can kick someone out or give them control, and so be the person who can move the mouse and decide which pages can be viewed. We remember that it is in beta phase and surely over time the experience will be much more fluid.
In fact, they claim that they will soon launch an application compatible with mobile devices, in order to “not miss that movie with friends or that crucial meeting” from anywhere.