How to Set Up Chrome User Settings and a Look at Parental Controls!
Google chrome has new features which allow parents to control their kid’s browsing chrome usage. With the help of this feature one can create several separate Chrome user account. Google chrome calls it complete parental supervision solution “Parental Controls” for your children and other family members and control them from one parent user account.
This feature allows users to lock down complete users account. Read about how to setup users account and manage this features.
To enable this feature, Click on chrome Menu. Go to settings, you can see Users section, under this category you can see three tab add new users, delete this users, import bookmark and settings.
Click on Add new users. You can see there are lot of face icon, choose any face icon and type the name for the users and click on create button. A desktop shortcut for this users sign – on will be created which already marked up by default. Take a note that the choice is limit and you cannot customize it later.
As and when account is created, you can see the new users in the box above. You can click on them which will allow you to edit or delete them. If the users have Google account, then you can easily import bookmark to their user account.
When you click on Import bookmark and settings, you can see there are browsing history, bookmarks/favorites, saved password and search engines option which will be already ticked marked by default, here you can unmark the option which you do not want to import.
The above steps are about how you can create the user account, but now let us know how one can manage and operate parental control features. For this you have to enable supervised features.
To enable this feature, type ”Chrome://flags” into the location bar and hit enter.
Now scroll down and find Enable Supervised Users and enable it. Or you can press “CTRL+F” type Enable Supervised Users to quickly search.
Now look for “New Profile Management System” and enable them as well.
Now close and reopen the Chrome and visit the users section again and click on Add new users. Now you can see the difference from the above image.
You can see that there is new box is displayed, when tick marked it enables the account be a supervised users. As a result the admin will block the usage for the particular users. Though it is still not clear at this stage how it will work, but it seems that it will block certain sites.
Though the feature is in initial stage, but in future when this experiment will be finished, user will easily have parental control and can manage these user accounts. It will allow you to pick and chose the sites which is appropriate for particular users. You can also enable and disable websites for the users. As for now you can provide your kids and family members to access their own accounts.