Google announces Family Link app for parents

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 17, 2017, 8:22 pm IST
Updated Mar 17, 2017, 8:46 pm IST
The app can be set up so that parents can monitor their children's Android smartphones
The app also allows control over screen time with daily limits, and is capable of remotely locking or preventing devices from being used at night.
 The app also allows control over screen time with daily limits, and is capable of remotely locking or preventing devices from being used at night.

Google today announced the Family Link, an app and service parents can use to set up and monitor Android smartphones for their children. Parents can utilize the app to create Google accounts for kids younger than age 13, which will be linked to the parent account. The app allows parents to approve or block apps from the Google Play Store.

The app also allows control over screen time with daily limits, and is capable of remotely locking or preventing devices from being used at night. Google is offering Family Link through an early access program. Parents interested in testing it can request an invitation. The Family Link app requires handsets running Android 7 Nougat and up.


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