Chrome OS 87 makes life easier for parents with young children

Parents no longer need to use their Android device to create a child account

Chrome OS 87 is right around the corner, and a new feature just emerged ahead of its release. In the latest version of the Chromebook operating system, Google will add a new login screen that’ll make things a little easier for parents with young children. 

In Chrome OS 87, Google is adding the ability to create a child account directly from the out of box experience (OOBE) screen — the screen you see when you initially boot your Chromebook when it’s new or after power washing it — according to Chrome Unboxed

Currently, you must create the child account through the Family Link app on your Android device. You then create the child account in the Family Link app and finally add it to the Chromebook. 

With the new process, you can simply click “Your child” on the OOBE screen and follow the prompts to create the child account. This process sets up the child’s email address and even suggests an email address based on the child’s name. Then to link the child account to your Family Link account, enter the email address and password associated with the Family Link account to set up all the restrictions you lie for your kiddo. 

Chrome OS 87 is still about three months away from its full release, so check back for additional updates on the newest version of the Chromebook operating system.

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