Supervised users can't be created or edited

You can no longer create a supervised profile for controlling and seeing the websites someone visits.

If you already have a supervised profile set up, you can continue to use it. Your current settings will still work.

You can't:

  • Add a new supervised profile
  • Edit settings for a supervised profile
  • Approve or reject browsing requests
  • See supervised profiles' activity at chrome.com/manage

To manage the Chrome experience for your kid, create an account for them with Family Link.

Move a supervised user to a regular profile

Step 1: Save bookmarks (optional)

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to the supervised user's profile.
  3. At the top right, click More More.
  4. Select Bookmarks and then Bookmark Manager.
  5. At the top, click Organize and then Export bookmarks to HTML file.

Step 2: Delete the supervised profile

  1. Go to the supervisor's profile.
  2. At the top right, click the button with your name.
  3. Click Manage people.
  4. Point to the supervised user's profile.
  5. Click More More and then Remove this person.
  6. Confirm by clicking Remove this person.

Step 3: Create a regular profile

  1. Click Add person.
  2. Choose a photo and enter a name.
  3. Click Save.

Step 4: Add bookmarks (optional)

  1. In the new profile, at the top right, click More More.
  2. Select Bookmarks and then Import Bookmarks and Settings.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Bookmarks HTML file.
  4. Select Choose File.
  5. Find and select your file from Step 1.
  6. Click Done. The bookmarks will show up in the bookmarks bar.

Use your current supervised user

Know what profiles are supervised
  1. On your computer, at the top right, click the button with your name or People People.
  2. Click Manage people.
  3. On supervised profiles, you'll see People People.
Prevent supervised profiles from switching to an unsupervised profile

You can lock your profile to keep your information, passwords, and bookmarks private from other users.

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click the button with your name.
  3. Click Exit and childlock.

To switch to your profile, you'll need to sign in with your Google password.

To protect your privacy, share your computer with people you trust. "Exit and childlock" helps protect your privacy, but childlock isn’t a strong security block against strangers.

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