Google Chrome Remote Desktop BETA app

Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is the first installment on a capability allowing users to remotely access another computer through the Chrome browser or a Chromebook.

The goal of this beta release is to demonstrate the core Chrome Remoting technology and get feedback from users. This version enables users to share with or get access to another computer by providing a one-time authentication code. Access is given only to the specific person the user identifies for one time only, and the sharing session is fully secured. One potential use of this version is the remote IT helpdesk case. The helpdesk can use the Chrome Remote Desktop BETA to help another user, while conversely a user can receive help by setting up a sharing session without leaving their desk. Additional use cases such as being able to access your own computer remotely are coming soon.

Using the Chrome Remote Desktop BETA

Install the Chrome Remote Desktop app

Visit the Chrome Remote Desktop app page in the Chrome Web Store.
Click Add to Chrome to install the app.
When the confirmation dialogue appears, click Install.

Once the app has been installed, a new tab will open and the app’s icon Chrome Remote Desktop will appear in the Apps section of the page.

 

Share your computer

Open a new tab in Google Chrome
Click the Chrome Remote Desktop icon in the Apps section to open the Chrome Remote Desktop app.
Click Share this computer. The app will have permission to take the following actions:
See your email address
See your Chrome Remote Desktop computers
Receive and send chat messages
A unique access code will be generated for each sharing session. Send this code to the person with whom you’d like to share your computer. For security reasons, we recommend reading this code aloud to him or her.

Once your friend enters the access code, the sharing session will begin and he or she will be able to see your computer screen. You can click Stop sharing or press Ctrl+Alt+Esc (Mac: Shift-Esc) at any time to end the session.

Access a computer that has been shared with you

Open a new tab in Google Chrome by clicking the open a new tab icon at the top of your browser window.
Click the Chrome Remote Desktop icon in the Apps section to open the Chrome Remote Desktop app.
Click Access a shared computer.
Enter the access code provided by your friend.
Click Connect.

Visit Chrome Webstore for more information and installation and troubleshooting

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