Many users use google meet to conduct meetings and run online classes. In any online session, remote access over another computer or device is helpful and necessary. It is very helpful to provide or obtain technical assistance.
Unfortunately, there is no built-in feature in Google Meet to hand off remote control to another user. Fortunately, Google has created a very basic tool that can be used in combination with Google Meet to do this. The name of that tool is chrome remote desktop which is very easy to understand and use.
Getting remote access to a computer or mobile device used to be a difficult task. That’s no longer the case, and Chrome Remote Desktop makes taking care of your computer a breeze. Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to view files and programs on another machine over the Internet from a computer or mobile device.
If you are new to Google, meet then don’t worry. This article will guide you through every step of using google meet and controlling other’s PC using the chrome remote desktop.
Is Google Meet Free?
Everyone can use Google Meet for free, although there are certain restrictions. Meetings are restricted to one hour for free users, with a maximum of 100 attendees.
Those restrictions are significantly increased for G Suite customers. With 150 attendees, meeting durations can reach 300 hours. The monthly plan for G suite users will cost you USD 8 per month. It also has a host of business-friendly services, such as domestic and overseas call-ins and 24-hour customer service.
The limitations of the G Suite Enterprise are increased with a conference cap of 300 hours and 250 attendees. To buy a G suite enterprise, you have to contact the sales for the pricing. Other notable features include intelligent noise cancellation, the ability to save meeting recordings to Google Drive, along with a few security features.
How To Use Google Meet?
Video conferencing tech has grown in popularity in the last couple of years, and Google Meet is one of the best solutions available.
Google Meet can be used to video chat on your mobile device or your laptop. It’s free on the App Store for iOS users and the Google Play store for Android devices. To use google meet, follow the following steps.
Note: Before starting or joining your first meeting in google meet, you must have a google account. If you don’t have a Google account, then first create your google account.
Step 1: Click here to go to the Google meet website.
Step 2: Then, if you want to join the meeting, then enter the link provided by the meeting host in the ‘Enter a code or link’ box and then click on the join option.
Step 3: To invite other users to your meeting, click on the ‘New Meeting’ option and then use your Gmail id to create your meeting.
Step 4: After that, send the meeting link or the code to the users you want to join the meeting. That’s all, now you can either create a meeting and invite other users or can join meetings using the code or link that the host has provided you.
Set Up Chrome Remote Desktop For Remote Access
Chrome Remote Desktop is useful for remotely accessing your personal or work device. It enables you to monitor another device remotely from an OS X, iOS, Chrome OS, Android, Windows, or Linux computer. Though there is still some danger of using remote desktop applications, Chrome Remote Desktop is fully stable and reliable.
Here is how you can use the chrome remote desktop app to control another device remotely.
Part 1: Install Extension
Step 1: Click here to go to the chrome remote desktop extension page.
Step 2: After going to the page, click on the ‘Add to Chrome’ button.
Step 3: A popup menu will appear. In that popup menu, click on the ‘Add extension’ button.
Step 4: That’s all, now the chrome remote desktop app has been added to your chrome.
Part 2: Use Tool From Normal Desktop Method
After downloading the extension, let’s see the following steps to learn how you can access other users using the chrome remote desktop.
Step 1: Go to the Google meet and then start a new meeting.
Step 2: Click on the chrome remote desktop app that you have added to chrome.
Step 3: After that, a new window tab will open. In the share, this screen section, click on the download icon button.
Step 4: Now click on the run and install button, and then a popup window will appear. There click on the ‘Run’ button.
Step 5: After completing the installation process you will be able to generate the code and then share that code in the meeting.
Step 6: The one who wants to have access should go to the remote desktop page by clicking on the extension and then paste the code in the ‘Remote Device’ section.
Step 7: After pasting the code, click on the connect button, wait for a few seconds, and then now you have access to other devices.
After having remote access, you will be able to switch the tab, copy-paste something, or write anything on another device. You can also click on any links and drag-drop any elements.
Part 3: Use Tool Using One-Click Option
This method works the same as the above method, but in this method, some steps have been reduced. Let’s see in the following steps how you can access another device with just one click.
Step 1: First, go to the chrome remote desktop site and then generate the code.
Step 2: Copy the generated code and then move back to your meeting page. In the message box of the meeting, copy and paste the remote desktop site link, i.e., https://remotedesktop.google.com/support/
Step 3: After the support type session, give a slash and then paste the code. Your final code will look like this: https://remotedesktop.google.com/support/session/051923208708.
Step 4: Now press enter. Now the one who will click that link can directly access your device without any difficulties.
Chrome remote desktop is very easy and secure when it comes to access another device remotely. You can use the above mention methods to access other devices without any worries. If you have any problem understanding the steps mentioned above, then let us know in the comment section. We will be very happy to answer all your queries.