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Snapchat lets parents see who their kids are chatting with

New Delhi, August 9 (SocialNews.XYZ) Snapchat on Tuesday launched a new in-app tool to allow parents to observe who their children are chatting with, without letting guardians see the content of private chats.

Kids will also be able to see how their parents view them via Snapchat’s “Family Center” feature, which has rolled out in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and other countries. will follow soon.


Parents and guardians will be able to see a child’s friend list, accounts they’ve communicated with over the past week, and report suspicious accounts directly to Snapchat.

“Family Center is designed to mirror the way parents interact with their teens in the real world, where parents typically know who their teens are friends with and when they’re hanging out — but don’t listen to their private conversations,” said said the company said in a statement.

Both the guardian and the child must accept the Family Center invitation before the monitoring tools can take effect.

Once invitations are accepted, a guardian can see the child’s friends list and a list of accounts they’ve interacted with in the last seven days.

Unlike Instagram’s “Family Center,” Snapchat’s tool won’t allow parents to set time limits for kids to use the app or how long they’ve been active on the platform.

However, Snapchat will add similar features in the near future with more control for parents over content.

“Our Family Center feature will help parents better understand who their teens are friends with on Snapchat, helping to foster positive conversations about online safety within families, while respecting teen privacy and autonomy.” , said Kathryn Carter, Snap’s APAC general manager.

“Our goal was to create a set of tools designed to reflect real-world relationship dynamics and foster collaboration and trust between parents and teens,” Snap added.

Source: IANS

Snapchat lets parents see who their kids are chatting with

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