Snapchat is ready to introduce its parental control features for users in India. Family Center – the in-app parental control tool that was introduced in August – has already been tested in the US market and allows parents to check who their children were talking to, but not the actual conversations.
According to a report on TechCrunch, parents can also confidentially report suspicious accounts.
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The “Family Center” feature was a major addition to Snapchat’s teen and data protection policies. Currently, only people over the age of 18 can use private profiles. The new feature will mainly apply to the group between 13 and 18 and according to Jeremy Voss, Head of Messaging Products at Snap, the company plans to introduce a feature to stop online abuse.
When launching the “Family Center” feature, Voss told reporters that the move “takes the right path to enhance safety and well-being, while preserving autonomy and privacy.”
How to use the Family Center feature on Snapchat?
To use this feature, users will need to give their parents permission via an in-app request. Parents will send an invite to the kids’ phones and once permission is granted, they can check who their kids are interacting with on the platform.
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The app needs to be installed on both parent and child phones and once the phones are connected, the built-in Family Center feature can be used using the search option.