A checkbox field is useful for true/false values within a record. For example, a task tracking base might have a checkbox field called "Done" that you can check off when a task is complete.
You can create a new checkbox field by adding a new field with the "Checkbox" type.
When your cursor is over a checkbox cell, you can hit enter to check/uncheck it. Alternatively, you can click on the cell to check/uncheck.
Users on Airtable Pro plans can change the style of the checkbox symbol from the default green check in the field customization menu.
Can you automatically update the value of a checkbox field?
Yes you can, using automations! You can set up an automation that includes the "Update record" action to update the value of checkbox field. Note that when updating a checkbox field via an automation you will need to enter a 1 to toggle the checkbox field as checked, or 0 to uncheck the field.