Did you know that Google’s Chrome browser does a whole lot more than just let you surf the internet? It has a bunch of cool apps and utilities that you can download for it through the Chrome Store, including a tool that can remotely control your or someone else’s PC as if you’re sitting in front of it.
The performance you’ll experience relies heavily on the speed of your internet connection, but even on a slow connection it’s possible to see someone else’s screen remotely. That’s a very handy thing to have when you’re troubleshooting your mom’s laptop over the phone and you need to see her screen with your own eyes because she refuses to listen to what you’re saying.
This handy guide will walk you through the process of installing and using Chrome Remote Desktop.
Once you’ve done what you need to do, all that’s left is to disconnect, which is done by clicking the Disconnect button.
And that’s all there is to it. You won’t believe how many times remote control apps have saved my bacon over the years, especially when providing tech support for people who couldn’t (or wouldn’t) read the screen to answer my questions. It’s a new experience for me doing everything right from within my browser, but it certainly makes the entire process pretty easy.
I hope you get good use out of it, and if you have any questions or observations about the process please don’t hesitate to post them in the comments.