Are you a huge fan of Google Chrome, but looking for a way to lock things down or supervise what your children access when browsing the internet with Chrome? Then you will definitely be pleased with the latest feature to be introduced in the Chrome Canary Channel! The new supervised accounts feature lets you add accounts with built-in restrictions and fewer privileges to help keep your little ones safer on the web.

Screenshot courtesy of BrowserFame Blog.

It is still early days yet for the new feature, but you can set up the new supervised accounts feature in the same manner as a normal account, the only difference being that you have the final say in what users are allowed to access.

To get started, enter chrome:flags in the address bar and activate the following two flags: “Enable supervised users” and “Enable new profile management system”. Restart Chrome Canary and set up the desired accounts. Next you will need to browse to to configure what is accessible, otherwise the new accounts will have full access to all web pages.

You can see the full set of screenshots showcasing the new feature and set up process, then download a copy of Chrome Canary for your computer using the links below.

Upcoming ‘Supervised User’ Feature of Google Chrome [BrowserFame Blog]

Download Chrome Canary [Google]

[via The Next Web]

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