Chrome Remote Desktop app bids adieu soon, new Web version takes its place
There often comes situations where you suddenly need to access a particular file residing in your computer back at home while you are at work or travelling. After all, who carries a replica of whatever is saved on the desktop in a flashdrive all the time.
For this purpose, Google developed Chrome Remote Desktop, a software that lets users remotely access a computer through phone, tablet or another computer over the Internet. How? Simply with the Chrome Remote Desktop extension.
One can connect their Google account to the service, set up a password and the computer will be able to share the screen over the Internet. Taking another step forward, the company has now released the web version of Chrome Remote Desktop, which will replace the old Chrome Remote Desktop app.
The information was shared by a Google employee across Google Chrome Help saying the existing app will bid adeiu in the end of this month, i.e. June 30th. So users of the app will soon start getting the prompts to switch to the Web version. Here’s how the official announcement page words the change:
If you use our existing Chrome Remote Desktop application, you will begin seeing in-app notifications prompting you to migrate to the web version. The application will no longer be supported after June 30th, 2019.
As for the new Chrome Remote Desktop website, a cherry on the cake is it supports multiple monitors, just as users wanted. Moreover, the company also plans to add support for file transfer soon. Here’s how users can access/use the new website:
Use the “Remote Access” tab to set up remote access of devices you own, or use devices you already have configured.
Use the “Remote Support” tab to get support from a trusted friend or family member, or to give support to someone else.
Not to miss, this termination is limited to the desktop app only. Users can continue to use Chrome Remote Desktop apps for iOS and Android.
Here’s the complete announcement for those who wish to take a quick look:
P.S. For more Google related news and stuff, you may head here.
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