Google Family Link app to Monitor the Apps your Kid can use

Posted March 18, 2017

Today Google has announced a new tool designed with this dilemma in mind: Family Link.

Family Link app can be installed on any device running Android 4.4 or above to control the external device, which however should be running Android 7.0.

Nonetheless, the two must be using Android devices whereby the parent first downloads the app to their device. With the help of this app, you can always keep track on what apps your kid is downloading. 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. However, the ability to monitor apps after they're on the device and control the device itself are noteworthy features - this is the territory of third-part devices like Circle with Disney, a space heretofore unexplored by OS companies. Essentially, the app monitors the screen time and limit the usage and restrict explicit content.

You're required to create a new Google account for your kid through Family Link to set up the app. you can use these credentials to sign in on your kid's phone.

However, the app is strictly restricted to users in the USA as of now. Then, request an invite from your kid's phone.

Parents can also do additional things like managing the SafeSearch settings, reviewing app permissions, and know their kid's location. And there aren't many Android devices running Nougat. Above all, your kid needs to be less than 13 years old.

When choosing an app from the Google Play Store, you can rest assured that they have undergone rigorous security tests before being displayed to the public. Moreover, this is where Android users would find applications available at a cost or free of charge.

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