remote desktop on Google Plus Hangouts

How to Use Google Plus Hangouts Remote Desktop

remote desktop on Google Plus HangoutsHooray! With the addition of Remote Desktop control, Google+ has just about any feature you could ask for for collaboration, presentation and recording. It’s great for training and customer support, too!

It’s very easy to use. Here’s how:

  1. Just start a hangout and click on “More Apps” . Install the Remote Desktop App.
  2. Invite someone to attend with you and you be able to click a button to help the other person on the hangout. If you choose to, it gives the other attendee the ability to accept or decline.  When they accept, you can control their screen.
  3. They do not need to install the app on their end in order for you to help.
  4. Now, anytime you want to help someone just click the life saver!

Carolyn helped me out with a test. We wanted to know if it worked on air, and it does!   It’s not exactly Oscar-Worthy, but here’s the result:

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About the Author Alisa Meredith (311 Posts)

As co-owner and chief inbound marketing consultant at Scalable Social Media, Alisa Meredith spends a lot of time keeping up with online marketing trends for the benefit of our customers. Computers have been a passion of hers since her first T1-99, so inbound and social media marketing is a natural fit.

Comments

  1. Hey, that’s nifty! I just did my first Hangout last week – good to know they have the remote desktop option.

  2. Alisa Meredith

    Isn’t it? Were you doing a webinar?

  3. Very cool tip! I’ve been slacking on my G+ hangouts … I need to pick it up. Thank you for posting. 🙂

    • Alisa Meredith

      Glad you liked it, Brooke! I prefer to stay anonymous behind my screen, but sometimes you can’t beat face-to-face. With all the new tools, it is really replacing a lot of expensive options out there!

  4. Jayvan J. Santos

    Alisa, what do you mean you prefer to stay anonymous behind your screen? Do you create new Google+ profiles and call people with the camera covered? How do you accomplish this?

    • Alisa Meredith

      You could, I suppose, but I just get over it and appear on screen despite my preference.

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