On my computer and on my children's computers, there are Chrome profiles for my children's accounts. These are logged into Chrome with their credentials. These browsers are "managed by your parent", which is me. None of these computers are Chromebooks. They are all Windows 11 laptops

Today, I opened Chrome under my kid's profile. When I went to extensions I noticed all extensions are disabled, except for Google Docs Offline. My child is over 13.

It doesn't matter how many times I log in and log out of both of our accounts, it doesn't matter how many times I install and remove extensions, it doesn't matter which computer I'm using, it doesn't matter which settings I change in Family Link - no other extensions become enabled in my child's account. The toggles to turn them on are disabled, and clicking them does nothing.

I checked all the settings in Family Link, but there are no options specifically for allowing extensions. I have tried switching on the setting called "Permissions for sites, apps and extensions" Allow sites to ask [child] for access to their location, webcam, etc.

Even with this setting turned on, it never sends me a request for permission.

Does anyone know a way to enable extensions without stopping supervising my children's accounts?

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  • I’m voting to close this question because it isn't about using a web app, but about troubleshooting permissions in Chrome and troubleshooting unexpected behaviors across platforms. It appears these types of permissions work best on chromebook as well as mobile devices but here is a thread that discusses some solutions that may help you overcome the problem: reddit.com/r/chrome/s/2olVBZzZPc
    – Blindspots
    Commented Oct 19, 2023 at 16:25

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As of October 16, 2023, according to Check your device compatibility Windows 11 devices aren't supported for kids and teens. This explains why Chrome features like extensions are not working as expected.

Please review thoroughly the Family Link site.

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For kids and teens
Family Link supervision can run on Android devices with version 7.0 (Nougat) and higher. Devices running Android versions 5.0 and 6.0 (Lollipop and Marshmallow) may also be able to have Family Link settings applied to them. See our Help Center for more details.

For parents
Parents can run Family Link on Android devices running versions 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and iPhones running iOS 11 and higher.

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Family Link runs on Chromebook too
Stay in the loop when your child signs into a Chromebook with their own account. Family Link supervision can run on Chromebooks with Chrome OS version 71 or higher.

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