Google has launched an Android app that lets parents manage the content of their kids’ devices. The name of the app is Family Link.
Actually, Google has introduced this app last year but now it expanding it globally.
Family Link allows parents to set screen time limits, lock devices when it’s time for a break, approve or block apps downloaded from the Play Store, and locate their kids through their devices.
Family Link is technically available to anyone with an existing Google account, so by expanding the features to older account holders, it’s hoping to let users help monitor online safety for all family members.
Parents have had the ability to lock their kids’ devices from their Family Link apps, but soon they’ll be able to ask Google Assistant to do it for them with a voice command. You can say, “Hey Google, lock Johnny’s device,” and they’ll have five minutes to wrap up before the phone locks.
The Google Assistant update also adds family-friendly content for accounts managed by Family Link. Google Assistant can recognize up to six different voices, and if it hears a child that it recognizes asking questions, it will provide kid-friendly responses. For example, if your child says, “Hey Google, check for monsters”, it’ll make laser noises as if it’s scanning the room for monsters, and then say, “All clear!”.