CodeTogether for JetBrains IDEs Installation Guide

If you want to host a CodeTogether session from an IntelliJ-based IDE, you’ll need to install the CodeTogether plugin for IntelliJ. You can also join a CodeTogether session directly from IntelliJ-based IDEs with the plugin installed.

Note: The IntelliJ plugin is not required to join sessions hosted from IntelliJ. Participants can also join from Eclipse or VS Code with the corresponding plugin/extension installed, or from a browser with no additional installation required.

Installing the CodeTogether Plugin​

To host a CodeTogether session from an IntelliJ-based IDE, 2019.1 or higher is required. To join a CodeTogether session from an IntelliJ-based IDE, 2019.2 or higher is required.

You have two options when installing the CodeTogether plugin:

Installing the ZIP File in IntelliJ

If you choose to download the ZIP file, complete these steps to add the CodeTogether plugin to your IntelliJ-based IDE.

  1. In the IDE, go to Settings/Preferences (Ctrl+Alt+S) and select Plugins.
  2. On the Plugins page, click the Settings button, and then click Install Plugin from Disk.
    Adding the CodeTogether Plugin
  3. Select the downloaded ZIP file and click OK.
  4. Start collaborating!

Getting Started

After adding the CodeTogether plugin to your IntelliJ IDE, it’s simple to host or join a pair programming session. For more information, see the Getting Started Guide.

Note: If you have a CodeTogether Teams plan, refer to this page for details on how to host sessions and invite participants.

Hosting a Session

  1. Click Host New Session from the CodeTogether view. Alternatively, you can select Tools > CodeTogether: Start Hosting Session​ or search for the CodeTogether: Start Hosting Session action.
  2. Answer questions related to participant access when prompted, and then click Start.
  3. Double-click Invite others from the Hosting node in the CodeTogether view or click the Copy Invite URL button. Alternatively, you can click the copy invite URL link at the bottom of the editor. The session URL is copied to the clipboard.
  4. Share the link with anyone you would like to code with.

Joining a Session

  1. Click Join Remote Session from the CodeTogether view. Alternatively, you can select Tools > CodeTogether: Join Remote Session​ or search for the CodeTogether: Join Remote Session action.
  2. Paste the Invite URL, enter the name you’ll be identified as in the session, and click OK.
  3. If the host selected to let you choose your cursor behavior, select to Share a Cursor or Your Own Cursor, and then click Join Now once the session is ready.