#microsoft’s new Family Safety app is now available to preview on #android and iOS


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Microsoft is launching a dedicated new app, Family Safety, designed for managing kids’ screen time and app usage. The app is available now in preview form on both Android and iOS, the company announced in a blog post on Monday. To access it, you have to fill out a form here and specify how many family members you intend to have on the same preview account. The app was first announced at the end of March as an extension of the company’s existing family group features for Windows and Xbox.

Microsoft’s take on the digital safety trend has plenty of familiar features. Parents can use it to get reports on screen time and app usage, set time limits and content controls, and turn on location sharing. The app has a pretty sleek design, with a…

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