Chrome Desktop Sharing in Beta


Remember Google Chrome? Remember it’s Chrome App Store? Well, now its functionality has expanded well beyond the reach of web browsing. Presenting, what Google calls Chrome Desktop Sharing. A Chrome app that runs though its browser (that’s behaving like a platform) that can allow people to take control of another person’s computer.



Although there are many other programs that can handle this task, most notably TeamViewer(even Skype can allow people to to show their screen to a user in a call) this is a first to have this in a browser.

In the release notes it states "This version enables users to share with or get access to another computer by providing a one-time authentication code," Google states in the release notes. "Access is given only to the specific person the user identifies for one time only, and the sharing session is fully secured." (Until a security leak is found)

The app works by having the user installing the app and granting Google permission to access the PC, users have two options: share the computer, or link to access a computer. When sharing, the app produces three sets of four numbers — the connecting computer applies this the one time use code in the entry field and clicks "Connect." The app then checks the code and connects the two computers together. This program grants full access to the person controlling the computer with the user being able to override and disconnect if the person connected is trying to do naughty things.

This feature will be good for many people who are rather afraid of installing a program on their computer and simplifies the process since Google Chrome (at least shown on Wikipedia usage stats) has a usage average of 20 percent. This will be really helpful to people trying to help people less inclined on more technical issues. This service will be available to users of Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Google also stated that a feature based on this technology will allow people to remote access their computer anywhere. But hey one step at a time, and this changed the way I thought of my browser.

What do you think? Talk about the subject below.

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Angelo was with a Windows ME computer and a copy of Half-Life, these two things were needed to spark the interest of a young boy in all things tech. This interest brought him to writing articles and with a passion to teach.

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