Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop extension

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What is Chrome Remote Desktop?

Chrome Remote Desktop is a very popular Chrome extension by This extension has 10,000,000+ weekly active users, an average user rating of 2.99, and is most similar to Join and Secure Shell. The latest version, 2.1, was updated 2 months ago.

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Install link: Chrome Web Store
Users: 10,000,000+
Version: 2.1 (Last updated: 2022-12-02)
Creation date: 2019-09-04
Manifest version: 3
  • nativeMessaging
  • downloads
Featured: No
Size: 23.20K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
This is the companion extension for the Chrome Remote Desktop website (
 This extension enables you to install, view, and modify the Chrome Remote Desktop native client from the web UI.

Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.  Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files.  All connections are fully secured.

Chrome Remote Desktop is fully cross-platform.  Provide remote assistance to Windows, Mac and Linux users, or access your Windows and Mac desktops at any time, all from the Chrome browser on virtually any device, including Chromebooks.

For information about privacy, please see the Google Privacy Policy and the Chrome Privacy Notice.

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Risk impact

Chrome Remote Desktop requires very minimum permissions and is relatively safe to use.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Chrome Remote Desktop has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
I was trying to access my system remotely its working very well when monitor is on whereas the difficulty arises when the monitor is switched off - not able to access the applications and the movement is only on the cursor, need your help with related to the above issue.
by Raju Raj Raju Raj, 2023-01-31

by TECNICEL TECNICEL, 2023-01-27

im currently using this between my desktop thats on WiFi and my phone thats on 5G and its working well between both!!! So excited!!!!
by N D Cigars N D Cigars, 2023-01-26
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Receive a message from a native application.

The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

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