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Google To Launch Chromebook Unlocking Feature With a PIN Soon

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When it comes to user security, Google always stays one step ahead of other technology companies. The search engine giant in the near future to add a personal identification number (PIN) for unlocking your Chromebook.

As of now, Google lets users secure their Chromebook device either by using their Google account or by using a synced smartphone. A recent Google+ post by François Beaufort, a developer at Google, says the feature will allow users to unlock the screen with a simple PIN in Chrome OS.

“All you have to do is enable the flag chrome://flags/#quick-unlock-pin, restart Chrome, and go to Chrome Material Design settings page for now to set up your Lock Screen PIN in the new “Screen Lock” section. When it’s done, lock your screen with ? + L and enjoy the new unlock experience!”

This new feature is currently in the still experimental stage and is being tested in the latest Dev update. François also noted that unlocking the Chromebook screen with a PIN will simplify the user experience in touch devices.

Users sometimes face problems remembering multiple passwords like Google account details or initial login to a start-up computer.  And if you use longer passwords with a mix of characters and numbers, the experience becomes more miserable. The latest feature will help users to unlock the screen using a four-digit PIN rather than their entire Google account password.

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