Google Announces Family Link App to Help Manage Kid Phones

Posted by at 7:45 am on March 16, 2017

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

Parents can use the app to create Google accounts for kids younger than age 13, which is linked to the parent account. The app lets parents approve and block apps from the Google Play Store, control screen time with daily limits, and remotely lock or prevent 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. Family Link requires handsets running Android 7 Nougat and up

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