Google developing 'supervised accounts' in Chrome

Google it seems is working to introduce ‘supervised accounts’ to Chrome, according to the guys at Browser Fame. If and when implemented, supervised


Google it seems is working to introduce "supervised accounts" to Chrome, according to the guys at Browser Fame. If and when implemented, supervised accounts will become a nifty tool in the hands of parents and teachers, as it will help them control the Internet activity of their children. Typically, these accounts are ones with lesser privileges than standard accounts and can be used to limit and/or control the settings of the browser for other users.  

Chrome users would know that it is already possible for multiple users to use their individual settings to browse the Internet, and with supervised accounts, parents and teachers will gain more control over what they can let their wards do – and most importantly, restrict from doing – while on the Internet.

 Google developing 'supervised accounts' in Chrome

Supervised accounts in the making! (Image credit: Image processors)

 

 

Guys at Browser Fame have put up some screenshots of supervised accounts in action. The images depict a step-by-step instruction to follow when creating a supervised user. The images depict that once a supervised user has been set, users can set the websites this user can view. They can add restrictions and settings for this user by visiting a web page.

Hold on for now, though, as the Chrome team reportedly is currently working on the UI, backend and flow of this new capability.

Google is also planning to add quite a few touch-friendly features to its Chrome browser. According to The Verge, while checking out the latest nightly Canary build, a new slide-to-navigate feature can now be seen on the browser. This new feature lets users swipe left or right to go backwards and forwards on Internet pages. This is similar to the same feature seen on Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8.


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