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TeamViewer update adds native touch controls for tablets

The latest TeamViewer update adds the much sought after support for native touch controls, Windows 8 touch gestures, and a host of bug fixes and stability improvements.
March 22, 2013

TeamViewer is a highly functional and easy to setup application which grants you remote access to your desktop. If you’ve been using TeamViewer as a desktop remote then you’ll be pleased to find out that the latest update adds the much sought after support for native touch controls, along with a collection of other upgrades.

Gone are the days of painstakingly moving the mouse cursor around, now you can tap, drag, and swipe your way around your PC desktop from the comfort of your tablet screen. If you ever need mouse control back, you can also quickly enable and disable the touch controls from a single click on the menu.

The latest TeamViewer update has also added support for Windows 8 native touch gestures. So if you’re connecting up to a Windows 8 laptop or PC you can use all the built in touch features without needing a touchscreen capable display or Windows tablet. TeamViewer has kindly uploaded a video to show you how to use all the new features.

The update also brings various improvements to the settings menu, a new registration site to setup your computers and contacts, and changes to the instructions to reflect the recent additions. There are also some general optimization fixes, and tweaks for Android 4.2 to improve stability on the latest devices.

The touch controls make TeamViewer even more useful than ever before, and it was a good app to begin with. Sadly smartphones haven’t received the touch control update, but there’s still the possibility to add this at some point in the future.

If you’re already a TeamView user then the update should install automatically, or if you’ve put off installing until touch screen support appears then you can head on over the Play Store.