Google Chrome Remote Desktop Now Available as a Web App

Highlights:

  • Features to be accessible through remotedesktop.google.com
  • Comes at the end of the Chrome Apps being phased out of Chrome Web Store
  • Also available for Chrome OS on Chromebooks

Citing the recent suspension of the Chrome apps on most app as one of the reasons, Google has made it possible for the Google Chrome Web App which is the Remote Desktop Application alive. Google has released a web App version of its service and its beta is now available for download. The older version of the application is available on the Chrome Web Store but may be pulled off the market once the beta version becomes stable.

Google Remote Desktop has become a major alternative to the Teamviewer as it is easy to use and is Google compatible. It is one of the Chrome Web App which has achieved multi-platform success and the closure of apps on the Chrome Web Store will not deter its usability, as the feature is available on remotedesktop.google.com. You can easily login on the website and use the features of the remote desktop as like it was an App. All devices which have been set up for Chrome Remote Access will have been made available on the app and account.

To make sure it runs easily, you can remotely control your PC but downloading Chrome Remote Desktop Host on the computer and run it whenever the PC runs. This gives the availability of remotely accessing the computer from any part of the world, provided you login with your credentials on the web app. On Chromebooks the app will be available and run until the foreseeable future. The web App will however allow for a streamlined experience, if you access your files on multiple platforms.

Google had recently shut down its app from the Chrome Web Store. This move comes in the wake of the tech giant’s push towards Progressive Web Apps. By early 2018, Chrome apps will be rendered unusable and instead be replaced by the newer Progressive Web Apps.

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