Google unveils new Android-based app for kids

02:03 PM | 16 Mar, 2017
Google unveils new Android-based app for kids

NEW YORK - Google has built an Android-based app through which parents can introduce their kids under-13 with it by creating accounts for them.

According to Hindustan Times, a ‘Family Link’ app has been launched where parents can manage the apps for their children, besides keeping an eye on screen time and setting a time for sleep on the device used by kids.

The parents could block the apps which the kids want to download from the Google Play Store and  also get weekly or monthly report about the activities of the kids.

“First, your kid will need a new device that runs Android Nougat (7.0) or higher. Then, download Family Link onto your device and create a Google Account for them through the app. Finally, sign them into their new device,” posted Pavni Diwanji, Vice President, Engineering, at Google.

“Parents across the US can request an invite to the Family Link early access programme. After receiving an invite, parents with kids under 13 years old can download and try the Family Link app,” Diwanji added.

“We’re just getting started, and we’ll be asking parents using Family Link for feedback about how to improve the experience before we make the app broadly available,” Diwanji said.