CodeTogether for Eclipse Installation Guide

Signing Up for Early Access

CodeTogether is currently available as an Early Access release. You will need to  create an account to download the Early Access release.

After confirming your email address in the activation email, your account is ready for use with CodeTogether.

CodeTogether is currently available for Eclipse and VS Code, support for IntelliJ is coming shortly.

Installing the CodeTogether Plugin

CodeTogether requires Eclipse Neon (4.6) or higher.

If you have the Marketplace Client installed, it’s simple to add CodeTogether to Eclipse. With Eclipse running, drag the Install button from our Eclipse Marketplace listing onto the workbench to initiate the installation. Alternatively, you can also install it using the button on the CodeTogether download page.

If you prefer using an Eclipse update site directly, use this URL: https://www.codetogether.com/updates/ci/

Starting and Stopping a Session

Select Help > CodeTogether > Start CodeTogether to initiate a CodeTogether session. The first time you start a session, you are asked to authenticate using the email and password you registered.

Note: Ensure you have activated your account using the link sent to your email address or authentication will fail.


If you have the CodeTogether view open (Window > Show View > Others > CodeTogether > CodeTogether), simply click the Start Sharing button to start a session.

You can also start a session by selecting text in the editor. A CodeTogether annotation appears with the option to start a session and then copy the Invite URL to the clipboard.

Once a session is in progress, the CodeTogether view shows the current session status. You can also invite users to join the session, revoke write access for a participant, or end the session.

To log out of this account, select Help > CodeTogether > Logout of CodeTogether.

For more information, see the Getting Started Guide.