Google unveils Family Link parental control software for Android

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Family Link lets you create a Google Account for your children, which is like your own account. But when it comes to our kids using those same devices, it's tricky.

"You can stay in the loop as your kid explores on their Android device". Hopefully, we will get such features for the virtual assistant soon, including the availability of the technology for Android 7.0 Nougat tablet users. With the help of this app, you can always keep track on what apps your kid is downloading.

For the system to work, app requires that both parent and child use Android phones.

To create the account, parents have to download Family Link app on their kid's smartphone which should run Android Nougat.

The new notification could be synchronized between devices being associated with the Google account you're logged into your phone and PC, for example. Besides, parents will also be able to add additional filtering options for numerous Google apps including Google Search and Chrome browser to protect their kids from inappropriate contents.

See how much time your kid spends on their favorite apps: This includes weekly or monthly activity reports. Essentially, the app monitors the screen time and limit the usage and restrict explicit content.

You can also set a particular bedtime in the Family Link app when you want the phone to automatically lock itself.

Google has launched a new app called Family Link. Parents will have to install the app on their devices first through which they can setup an account for their kids under 13. Above all, your kid needs to be less than 13 years old.

For completion's sake, let's take a quick look at how Family Link handles app download management. But, it seems like Google dropped off the availability of the feature on Android tablets for now. According to the information we've received, Android O is going to be a substantial update with new notifications, picture-in-picture mode, and more.

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