Google introduces Family Link, a parental control app

  • Google introduces Family Link, a parental control app

Google introduces Family Link, a parental control app

After all, iOS users have had the capability to approve or deny App Store downloads for those enrolled in Family groups for a while. Parents are often afraid that their child might end up doing something wrong. We want them to explore and be inspired as they embark on their digital adventure, but every family feels differently about what their kids should and shouldn't be able to do on their device.

The feature requires both parents and kids have an Android device - the parent's device requires Android KitKat (4.4) or higher while the kid's device must be running either Android Nougat (7.0) or Marshmallow (6.1).

The Google Assistant has been rolling out for two weeks now but a new report from Android Police states that tablets will not be seeing this new feature anytime soon. After that, request an invite from your children's phone and one most important thing that your children needs to be less than 13 years old. You can also put a restriction on downloading unsafe apps. You can also view weekly or monthly activity stats through this app.

Parents can also see usage times for apps and total screen-on time, and they can set bedtime limits or total usage limits. Also, they can assign another family member the same controls for the kids' account.

Google today announced the Family Link, an app and service parents can use to set up and monitor Android smartphones for their children.

Many parents these days give their young kids their own smartphones so that, if they're out and about, they're still just a call or text away.

On the other hand, in the U.S. the app is strictly restricted to use as of now and how Google will charge users; there is no information available.

Does your under-13 kid have an Android gizmo at hand that keeps your anxiety level up? The system would be based on Google's automated learning, displaying notifications only to the now used device by the user.