Use Google+ Hangouts to Share Desktop Screen with Friends!
Posted: 13 Apr 2012 07:38 PM PDT
Sharing your desktop online with a friend is a great way to troubleshoot a technical issue. Chrome has a nice app that allows sharing of desktops using only the browser. Google seems to like the idea of people sharing desktops screens and it even has this feature on Google+.
Sharing your computer screen with friends is useful but with Google+ it can be done with many people at the same time.
Share Screen on Google+ Hangouts
Now select the window and the screen is shared. This works only to share screen and not give or take control of a desktop. For that the previously mentioned Chrome app is necessary.
Hangouts is a great online tool for video chatting in groups. But allowing screenshare actually makes it into more of a teaching tool. For example someone can share a quick draft of the post he is working on to get ideas in realtime from their Google+ friends.
I do not think this is a new feature but just simply not very popular, even though Hangouts is quite popular. Do drop in your comments.
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SharePoint Team Lead , Office 365 consultant