Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is fully cross-platform, extension to connect any two computers that have a Chrome browser, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Chromebooks.
Sounds awesome, right?
“Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is the first installment on a capability allowing users to remotely access another computer through the Chrome browser or a Chromebook.
The goal of this beta release is to demonstrate the core Chrome Remoting technology and get feedback from users. This version enables users to share with or get access to another computer by providing a one-time authentication code. Access is given only to the specific person the user identifies for one time only, and the sharing session is fully secured. One potential use of this version is the remote IT helpdesk case. The helpdesk can use the Chrome Remote Desktop BETA to help another user, while conversely a user can receive help by setting up a sharing session without leaving their desk. Additional use cases such as being able to access your own computer remotely are coming soon.”
That’s how the team explains the new beta release of this remote desktop feature. Oh, btw, this extension is from the Chromium team, the people behind the browser and OS.
They have been developing this feature for a long time. That explains a lot, especially when most other features make it to stable release in short span of time, comparing to other browsers.
This feature will give a tough competition to those free remote access services available in the market now.Â Watch outÂ teamviwer! Talking of that, Â do you think Corporate IT will block Chrome or this feature because of data security concerns?
Works on Chromebooks Too!
During the future stages of development, this extension or this feature will be aÂ hi-lightÂ on Chromebook, answering the criticism of not being able to do anything that a traditional PC does. This may not be a full blown solution, and Chromebooks are not aiming to be a 100% replacement for your traditional PC as of now. However, this tool will be handy for anyone who owns a Chromebook.