Google’s updated Family Link app can tell parents when their kids leave school

Highlights gives you a quick overview of what your kid is up to, and Location can now alert you when your kid leaves or arrives at certain locations. | Image: Google

Google is redesigning its parental control Family Link app with an easier interface and new features, like the ability to get alerted when their kids leave known locations (like school) and when they get home. Family Link lets parents manage Android devices for their kids by setting screen time limits and more, all from a control app on the parent’s phone.

The app is receiving a significant facelift from the version that was initially released in 2017. It now gives parents a simplified interface with three tabs: Highlights, Controls, and Location. The app is updated on Android and iOS, and Google is also releasing a new web-based version of Family Link that lets parents keep tabs on a computer, and kids can review their settings on the…

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Author: Umar Shakir