Chrome Remote Desktop Moves Out of Beta, Adds New FeaturesBy: Josh Wolford - October 30, 2012
Google has just announced that they have moved their desktop-sharing initiative, Chrome Remote Desktop, out of beta. Google first launched the feature about a year ago.
Chrome Remote Desktop allows Chrome users to access and control anyone’s desktop, as long as they allow access. If you want to share your desktop with another user, all you have to do is give them an access code, which they will enter into a Chrome application that can be downloaded here.
It’s a great way to share information in real time, as well as troubleshoot another computer remotely. “From adjusting printer settings on your mom’s computer to finding a lost file on your dad’s laptop, Chrome Remote Desktop has made you the family hero by helping you remotely access other computers — including your own — via Chrome,” says Google.
“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. All connections are fully secured.”
As a part of the move out of beta, Google has also unveiled a couple new features for Chrome Remote Desktop. Windows users can now share real-time audio feeds, and users across all platforms can now copy and paste between desktops.
Google also says that this isn’t the end of the CRD updates. They say that more are in the works, and we’ll let you know as soon as they launch.