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This article applies to all TeamViewer users and customers.


The term TeamViewer stands both for the company TeamViewer and its flagship product. 

It is also informally used as a verb to represent the action of remote controlling a computer via the TeamViewer software: "I always TeamViewer into my dad's PC to help him".

The Software

Its flagship product, TeamViewer, is an all-in-one solution for remote support, remote access, and online meetings which allows you to assist customers remotely, work with colleagues from a distance and also stay connected with your own devices or assist friends and family members.

The software actively runs on more than 400 million devices, of which at least 30 million are connected to TeamViewer at any point in time. The company’s product portfolio is complemented by solutions for IT monitoring, data backup, anti-malware, and web-conferencing.

The solution portfolio of TeamViewer covers the entire business lifecycle and addresses specific needs including screen sharing, remote desktop, remote access, instant business chat, web and video conferencing, backup, anti-malware, online whiteboards and much more.

Further information and all downloads are available at:

Would you like to learn more about the software, please have a look at this article: TeamViewer modules

Look and feel

When downloading TeamViewer, you will see the software like this on your computer (Screenshot taken from a Windows operating system:

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Getting started

If you are new to TeamViewer, our Knowledge Base articles and our growing community will help you to get onboard quickly. I recommend to start with one of these articles (depending on your usage):

Get started - For personal usage

Get started - For Business usage

The Company

Founded in 2005 in Göppingen, Germany, the TeamViewer company is a leading global software provider for IoT, connectivity, monitoring, support, and team collaboration.


  • has been installed on over 2.0 billion devices (each device generates a unique ID)
  • creates 750,000 new IDs every day.
  • has over 30 million devices online at any given time
  • speaks your language with the software and support in more than 30 languages

Learn more about the TeamViewer company and our growth here.

Why is TeamViewer´s technology so special? (Video)

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