Chrome Desktop Sharing Feature Coming Soon

By | October 10, 2011 | 9 Comments

Called Chrome Remote Desktop, the new feature is in beta testing and lets you connect any two computers that have a Chrome browser, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Chromebooks. The app can access all data on a remote computer and requires the person sharing access to their computer to give a code to the person who will tap into it remotely. That authentication must be done every time access is granted.

The company released the new cross platform extension for its Chrome browser on Friday.

The feature comes in handy for people who need technical assistance from IT technicians in far flung locations. Businesses also use similar services when training employees on new software or systems.

Google’s free app currently lets IT administrators, or anyone, have remote access to users computers to solve technical issues. In the release notes, Google stated that additional use cases such as being able to access your own computer remotely are coming soon.

Google says the goal of the beta release is to demonstrate the core Chrome Remoting technology and get feedback from users.

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  • Кostadin

    Vygantas, you are wrong. Google cannot copy Opera Unite, that’s impossible. :)))

  • Rafael

    By the title of the post I thought it’d be something like what Unite does but it isn’t… It’s just a remote control software inside the browser. Ok.

  • Anonymous

    Ooo OOooo. Like chrome wasn’t spyware already. Now you want us to remote desktop each other? Targeted ads when you open a program.

    Then again how is it any different than what half the internet is doing already.

    Big brother is always watching.

    • Kdjfgnkfdjn

      having read most of your comments, ive come to the conclusion that you tend to wear a tin hat .. for protection

      • Anonymous


        Sorry I do not.

        While I agree with conspiracy theories from time to time, I just accept that unless you control points A to B you can’t be truly secure.

        I’m a bit unstable. You shouldn’t regard what I say based on a few posts. I have been accused by many that I may troll or be a fanboy. I tend to look at things objectively and usually from two sides of the glass.

        What I am saying is that if you see contradictions within my posts regarding a service or product do not be surprised. Just accept me for whom I am. Idiot? That’s your opinion which I will accept as long as you accept mine.

        Unless you meant all this… in a sarcastic way.

        • Kdjfgnkfdjn

          im never serious on the internet, i treat it like something thats not real

          • Anonymous

            Troll. Just kidding.

  • Anonymous


  • Armin

    “Chrome Remote Desktop is fully cross platform, so you can connect any two computers that have a Chrome browser, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Chrome OS machines.” I really like this. :3