Google Chrome said to unveil 'Supervised User' controls

Word has it that the Web giant is extending its multi-user accounts with a "Supervised User" feature that could help parents control what their children see on the Internet.

Users labels in Google Chrome accounts. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Google Chrome could soon be boosting its Account Profile system with parental controls.

According to Browser Fame, the Web giant is said to be planning new accounts, dubbed "Supervised Accounts," that would have fewer privileges and could be controlled and limited by others.

These accounts would be ideal for parents or teachers who would want to limit what kids see on the Internet.

Chrome debuted multi-user accounts in 2011. This feature let several people use the same browser but each with their own settings. Supervised Accounts would be an extension of the multi-user feature.

According to Browser Fame, Supervised Accounts are still under development.

When contacted by CNET, a Google spokesperson said, "We're always experimenting with new features in Chrome, especially in Canary builds. We have nothing new to announce at this time."

Updated at 7:55 p.m. PTwith comment from Google spokesperson.

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