Chrome Remote Desktop BETA: Chrome Extension for Free Remote PC Access

Chrome Remote Desktop BETA: Chrome Extension for Free Remote PC Access

Google Chrome browser extension allows you to access other computers remotely or allow another user to access your computer securely over the Internet.

Sometimes family members or friends are having computer problems they just can’t seem to solve on their own, or sometimes you just need to access a home or work PC so that you can view, edit, and transfer important documents or files.

There’s a ton of ways to make this possible, but perhaps none are as easy as using Chrome Desktop BETA, an extension for the Google Chrome Browser. It only takes a few minutes to set up (if that), and can be removed almost as fast as it took to install it with no complicated directions or procedures to get it working correctly.

“Chrome Remote Desktop BETA allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook,” write the developers. “Computers can be made available on an 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.”

Getting Chrome Desktop BETA up and running is as easy sharing a 12-digit numeric access code! So now you don’t have an excuse for why you can’t help a distant friend or family member with a computer problem,  or why you can’t finish up a work or school project because you can’t access certain files or documents.

And better still is that all connections are fully secured.

So how does it work? It’s easy.

1. Download and install the Google Chrome browser (if you haven’t already).

2. Download and install Chrome Desktop BETA.

3. Open the extension and select “Share” to share the computer with others (or just yourself).

4. To begin sharing you’ll be given a 12-digit numeric access code that you’ll give others (or keep to yourself) to allow remote access.

5. To access another computer, select “Access” and then enter correct 12-digit numeric access code.

That’s it your done.

Now keep in mind that Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is fully cross-platform in that it allows remote desktop access to Windows, Mac and Linux users since all it requires is the Chrome browser.

Stay tuned.

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