Crostini USB support, a feature that was expected to be in the version 73 of Chrome OS, might come a bit early. A version early, to be specific.
Crostini as you know is the Chrome OS feature that enables Linux support for Chromebooks. There is a new Crostini related flag in the Canary version of Chrome OS that helps us test USB mounting in Crostini VMs.
Name: Crostini Usb Support
Description: Enable mounting Usb devices in Crostini. – Chrome OS
The flag, as the name suggests, enables USB mounting with Crostini, in Chrome OS. The bug associated with this change explains the feature:
“Description for Crostini Flag/Feature, label and description for Crostini USB settings and labels for notifications and confirmation dialog on for USB connection.”
With this change, Linux applications in Chrome OS will be able to access USB devices like keyboards and mice, and hopefully, storage too.
If you are a Crostini enthusiaist, you can enable this flag on Chrome OS canary now, or wait for few more weeks and test this in the Dev channel.