Monday, October 29, 2012

Chrome Remote Desktop Leaves Beta to Allow You to Offer Tech Help Remotely

I've written about the Chrome Remote Desktop App a couple of times this year because I think that it can be very helpful to people who play the role of tech support in their schools or just in their families. Today, Google announced that the Chrome Remote Desktop App is leaving beta. In leaving beta the app has added the option to copy and paste content between devices. Windows users also now have a real-time audio option.

Using the Chrome Remote Desktop App you can grant access to your computer to another person who also has the Chrome Remote Desktop App installed. If you want to share your desktop just click "share now" and Chrome Remote Desktop will generate an access code to give to the person who will access your computer.

To access and control another person's computer you just need to enter the access code that they provide to you.

Applications for Education
The Chrome Remote Desktop app could be very helpful in aiding teachers and students when they get stuck trying to accomplish a task on their computers.