Just last month Microsoft announced that Microsoft 365 (subscription service with Office tools), would have some family-oriented features. It is a security app that allows users to monitor time spent on applications and other information.
Called Microsoft Family Safety, the program is available as a free app for Android and iOS. The truth is that similar tools already exist in the app stores of Google and Apple but this one offers more functions and allows to check data from Windows and even Xbox.
Try Microsoft Family Safety on the Google Play Store
Try Microsoft Family Safety on the Apple App Store
This is a useful app for parents who want to check if their children are spending too much time “clinging” to their smartphone or console. The app also makes it possible to locate family members, view the screen time on each application and develop usage plans in the context of digital well-being.
Microsoft Family Safety is a very complete app
During the beta phase of the app, Microsoft collected a lot of feedback from users in order to improve the app for launch after all. So, here are some of the recently added features.
- Possibility to lock and unlock certain apps
- Design has been updated for a more appealing and modern visual aesthetic
- More options for parents to allow more on-screen time (15, 30 minutes or 1, 2 and 3 hours options)
- Specific notifications for when multiple family members are in the same location and individual icons
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