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.
  3. Select the downloaded ZIP file and click OK.
  4. Start collaborating! See the CodeTogether Getting Started Guide for details.

Getting Started

After adding the CodeTogether plugin to your IntelliJ IDE, it’s simple to host or join a pair programming session.

Hosting a Session from IntelliJ

To host a session in IntelliJ:

Click Host New Session from the CodeTogether view (View > Tool Windows > CodeTogether). Alternatively, you can select Tools > CodeTogether: Start Hosting Session​ or search for the CodeTogether: Start Hosting Session action.
Hosting a CodeTogether session in IntelliJ
Then, click Copy Invite URL to copy the session URL to the clipboard to send to others.
Copying the CodeTogether Session URL

Joining a Session from IntelliJ

To join a session from IntelliJ:

Click Join Remote Session from the CodeTogether view (View > Tool Windows > CodeTogether). Alternatively, you can select Tools > CodeTogether: Join Remote Session​ or search for the CodeTogether: Join Remote Session action.
Joining a CodeTogether session from IntelliJ
Then, paste the Invite URL, enter the name you’ll be identified as in the session, and click OK.
Pasting the Invite URL in IntelliJ

For more information, see the Getting Started Guide.