Some people are simply more tech savvy than their friends and family and often end up offering advice on the ins and outs of computer use. But, this can be difficult when people don't live in the same city.
"Hangouts Remote Desktop lets you help others by controlling their computer remotely (with their permission, of course)," Google software engineer Daniel Caiafa wrote in a blog post Thursday. "And because you're both in a Hangout, you can talk with and see each other during the session."
While this is a feature that most people probably won't use all of the time, it could be quite helpful in certain situations.