Installing the dscout Chrome extension
In order to participate in a Diary mission with desktop activities, you need to install our Google Chrome dscout extension, which is a small software program we built that allows you to answer Diary mission questions from your desktop or laptop computer, including capturing videos, photos and screen recordings.
Downloading the extension
Follow these steps to download the extension:
In a Google Chrome web browser, click on this link.
Click on the Add to Chrome button on the top-right corner of your screen.
A mini dialogue box will pop-up that provides you with additional details. To finish installing the extension, click on the Add extension button on the bottom-right corner of the box.
About dscout's extension permissions
Display notifications: Notifications are only displayed when an upload has succeeded or failed after submitting an entry—there aren’t any invasive or "random" pop ups that we'll send you.
Capture content on screen: This permission is required for screen recording questions—content is only captured while you are actively recording your screen, so if the mission you're participating in doesn’t have a screen recording requirement, nothing will be captured.