Family Link now allows some Chrome extensions!
This week, we’ve been inundated with the following question:
Does Family Link allow the Zoom extension?
And the answer has always been, “no.” But that changed today!
For over a year the PYE team has been active in Chromebook support forums trying to get answers for various issues in their Family Link solution. Today, we received an update from Google telling us that they’ve opened up Family Link to allow certain Chrome extensions! This is awesome news for parents #stuckathome with Chromebooks and online learning through Zoom and other learning tools due to COVID-19.
Here’s the exact message:
Hello Chromebook Community,
You should soon see another update on your device for Chrome OS 80! As part of this new release, you will be able to download the following extensions on your child’s Family Link account. The following Chrome browser extensions on the Chrome Web Store are now available to download on Chromebook.
Voice in Voice Typing
Open up Chrome Web Store on your child’s Chromebook to get started. To learn more about how you can download an extension to your child’s Chromebook, please visit the following help center article
. Please review the terms and conditions, privacy disclosures, and permissions for the Chrome Web Store extensions that your child installs. Some extensions may require your child to sign in using their school account. Parental approval for other extensions not mentioned above will become available in the coming months.
As always, please share any feedback you have by using the instructions here, and if you encounter any bugs or issues, please feel free to create a new thread on this forum!
Friendly Reminder: This update will be progressively rolling out over the coming days. Your device may not immediately be eligible for this update.
Alisha on behalf of the Chrome OS and Family Link teams