Chrome Remote Desktop

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Chrome Remote Desktop
Developer(s) Google, Inc.
Initial release October 8, 2011 (2011-10-08)[1]
Stable release
50.0.2661.22 / March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)
Operating system Chrome OS, Linux (beta), OS X, iOS, Windows, Android
Type Remote desktop software
License BSD
Website chrome.google.com/remotedesktop

Chrome Remote Desktop is a remote desktop software tool developed by Google that allows a user to remotely control another computer using a Chromoting protocol developed by Google. It transmits the keyboard and mouse events from one computer to another, relaying the graphical screen updates back in the other direction, over a network.

Chrome Remote Desktop requires the use of Google Chrome, along with the installation of an extension from the Chrome Web Store.

Chrome Remote Desktop supports both a remote assistance mode, allowing a user to control another person's computer (typically to diagnose or troubleshoot a problem) as well as a remote desktop mode where a user can connect to another one of their own machines remotely.[2] While remote assistance login via PIN passwords is available for terminals running Windows, Mac, iOS, Android[3] or Linux operating systems, the remote desktop functionality is supported for Windows, Mac[2] and Linux operating systems with Linux support in beta.[4] It uses VP8 video to display the remote computer's desktop to the user.[5] Under Windows, it supports copy-paste and real time audio feed as well, but lacks an option to disable sharing and transmission of the audio stream.[6][7]

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