Google is about to remove a long-standing Chromebook feature

It looks like Google is getting rid of its SmartLock feature, which was an integral part of the Chromebook. SmartLock allowed users to unlock a Chromebook by using their Android phone via Bluetooth to connect to their computer.

But according to Chromium repository entries (via Chrome Story), Google believes this feature is not relevant for Chrome OS. The team used a tracker to find out the total number of users who had enabled SmartLock, and seeing that it wasn’t being used at all, they then pushed an update that added a sign-in drop flag. SmartLock, as well as notify users who have used the feature in the past of the pending change.


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