How a Support Session Looks on an Android Device

Android Customer Client Chat

Once a session is established, the Bomgar chat interface opens, and a Bomgar indicator icon appears at the bottom of the device's display. While a session is running, the icon remains in the indicator area even if your customer is not in the Bomgar app itself.

You may continue to access files and system information while the customer is doing other things. If you send a chat message to the customer, the message will appear as a pop-up at the bottom of the device's screen.

Screen Sharing

If you are in a screen sharing session, remember that any action the customer takes, such as entering passwords or accessing private information, can be seen by the representative and is recorded if session recording is turned on. To prevent private information being seen and recorded, you can stop screen sharing when the customer enters information and resume afterward.



Stream Video Using Bomgar InSight

Android Camera Live Streaming


By tapping on the Camera icon in the top right of the chat window, the customer can stream live video with VP9 technology to the representative from their mobile device. Sharing live video footage of a desktop, device, appliance, kiosk, etc. while an issue is taking place provides the representative with an additional way to assist the customer in finding a resolution to their problem.

Note: VP9 technology for Android devices requires Bomgar version 17.1.

Android Camera icon

To view the customer's live stream, the representative must first be screen sharing with the customer's device. Then, the customer must tap the Camera icon in the Bomgar customer client app. It is not possible for the representative to initiate Bomgar InSight within the Android customer client app.

When the customer's screen appears in the representative console, the representative can select the video quality from the Select Quality dropdown.

Select Quality

Note: For best results, use the More Colors or Full Color quality options.

While streaming, the customer can use native Android camera controls to enhance the screen sharing experience. The customer can:

  • Switch between the front and rear cameras by tapping the Camera icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Turn on the camera's LED flash using the Flash icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Use pinch gestures to initiate the camera's zoom feature. Once zoom is initiated, a slider bar appears and may also be used to adjust zoom level.




Representative Annotations on the Customer's Live Stream

While viewing the footage, the representative can make annotations on a frame using the Annotations dropdown from the representative console. When the representative makes an annotation, the frame freezes, allowing the customer to view the annotation and take any necessary action. Once the representative clicks on the Clear option from the Annotations dropdown, the video begins streaming again.

Annotations Option

Note: Annotations are not available in the web rep console or the mobile representative console.

To end the session, the customer can tap the screen and then tap the X button that appears in the upper right corner of the screen, or they can tap the Back button. This prompts the end-user to confirm that they want to end the support session.