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Google Adds Remote Desktop Capability to Chrome

Search giant Google has released a brand new extension for its fast growing Chrome browser with the vision of allowing users to remotely control another computer over a network, the company announced.

The new extension, which is still in its beta version, was launched last week on Friday. Dubbed the Chrome Remote Desktop beta version, the new offering allows users to turn his Google browser into dedicated remote desktop software.

“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.” Google stated on its Chrome Remote Desktop page.

"Chrome Remote Desktop BETA is fully cross-platform, so you can connect any two computers that have a Chrome browser, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Chromebooks,” Google added.

Such software comes as a really handy tool for IT administrator when it comes to managing and looking after employees’ computers, or for people who often feel the need to log into their system from a remote distance and there are quite a few such products out the market.

This move by Google would surely be a welcomed by many specially the ones who don’t want to spend money on commercial version of such software or do not want to install any applications on their desktop systems.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.