Chrome Remote Desktop app - Instructions

 

Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to remotely access one computer from another over the Internet. For example, you can use the app to securely access your files or applications from another computer. Or you can give a friend temporary access to your desktop so they can help you solve a computer problem.

 

Install the Chrome Remote Desktop app on every computer you want to access remotely and every computer you'd like to connect from.

 

  • Visit the Chrome Remote Desktop app page in the Chrome Web Store.

  • In the upper-right corner of the window, click the blue + Free                                   button to download Chrome Remote Desktop.

  • Click Add in the confirmation dialog.

 

Once the app has been added, the Chrome Remote Desktop icon  will appear in the App Launcher 

 

When you open Chrome Remote Desktop app for the first time, you’ll be asked to authorize it. This will allow the app to do the following:

  • See your email address

  • See your Chrome Remote Desktop computers

  • Receive and send chat messages (this is how we get the two computers to “talk” to each other)

 

This section only applies to Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Screen sharing functionality isn't available for Chrome devices at this time.

  • Open a new tab in Chrome.

  • In the URL Bar type: Chrome://apps

  • Open the Chrome Remote Desktop app.

  • If the Get Started button appears in the "Remote Assistance" box, click it to see Remote Assistance options.

  • Click the Share button.

  • A unique access code will be generated for each sharing session. Send this code to the person you'd like to share your computer with. For security reasons, we recommend reading this code aloud to him or her.

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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: Opt-Ctrl-Esc) at any time to end the session.

When you use the app to share your computer with someone, that person will see your email address and have full control of your computer, including access to your applications, files, emails, documents and history. Share with caution.

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