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Chrome Remote Desktop is Lets You Access Other Computers

Chrome Remote Desktop is a useful Chrome extension that can make someone share their screen with you. This can come in handy when you try to help someone with their technical problems without being there physically. According to its description, this plug in allows you to “remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.”

The connections are secure and you can choose if you want to stay connected for more time: “Computers can be made available on a short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files”.

How to get Chrome Remote Desktop

First of all you have to get the app. You can find it on the Chrome Web Store and it is available for Chrome, iOS and Android. However, you can only connect to computers; you can’t share the screen of a mobile device.

After that, select the “Launch app” button and grant permission to the extension. You will also have to log in with a Google account. In order to get remote help click the green button that says “Share”. If you will be the one accessing a computer, you will have to use the “Access” button.

If you use Chrome Remote Desktop for the first time you will also have to download the Host Installer. It shouldn’t take long since it is only 32MB. After you installed it, go back to Chrome Remote Desktop and you will see an access code. In order to gain access to your computer, the other person will have to introduce that code.

After you completed these steps, the person accessing your computer will have a live copy of your desktop in a new window.

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