Last year Google Family Link was launched by Google. The app’s initial availability was only to the United States. However, later on, Google slowly started expanding the app to other countries, such as Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Canada. Now according to some reports, the app is now expanding its availability for more than 27 countries in the European Union. People in all countries have kids, so it is a sort of disheartening that some app which has features for families is limited to some countries.
However, there was no official announcement from the search giant about the expansion. But in order to implement the European Union GDPR, Google is implementing the app in the EU. Since the app is already available for the UK, now the service is available in 27 of 28 EU countries.
What are the benefits of Google Family Link app:
Google Family Link app allows parents to create accounts for their children. Parents can also retain the control over their children’s devices and apps under the new EU provisions. As the service is available now in these countries, parents can retain control over a Family Link account until their child reaches the age of 16. However, there is some exception in this as for Austria age is 14 years old. For Denmark and Sweden, the age limit is 13 years old.
The app will include many other features also. It also includes features like monitoring device activity, screen time tracking, and other such activities. Users can also use the app to set up their kids voice match for Google Assistant if they want devices like the Google Home to recognize their kid’s voice. The app also allows users to ensure that the responses given by Google Assistant are kid-appropriate. According to some reports the app is already available in Play Store in some of these countries. So it seems that the option is either already live for all or is now rolling out.