Google+ Hangouts, that cool video chat software that lets you virtually hang out with friends, got a little cooler today. While in a Hangout, you’ll notice an app on the left to start a remote desktop session. Once the other party accepts the invite, you can start clicking away on their computer pretty darn quick.
Besides helping out friends and family you can take full advantage of the Hangout as a teaching tool because everyone in the hangout can watch the session. I’m sure there are other things that you can that people will come up with. Don’t be expecting enterprise remote software here though. There isn’t anything saving sessions and who knows how encrypted the connection is, but this could easily replace some of the costly remote tools out on the market for the average consumer.
Also, if you want to use Google’s remote desktop tool without Google+ Hangouts, you can download the Chrome extension here. Both of these services are free like most Google services.