Parents can now see WER kids chatting with on Snapchat — and they don’t even have to fight for their phones

PARENTS can now see who their kids are chatting with on Snapchat as part of a huge new safety feature.

Approved adults can spy on who their teens are friends with and who they have messaged with.

Snapchat's new Family Center is now available


Snapchat’s new Family Center is now availablePhoto credit: SNAP

However, you cannot view the content of conversations.

It’s a bold move that might annoy horrible teens who like the app’s mysterious nature.

But it will be a welcome help for concerned parents and guardians.

And they don’t even have to reach for their kids’ phones every time to use it.

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Caregivers 25 and older must create their own Snapchat account to access the tool known as Family Center.

Once they connect with the kid, they have a special section in the app where all the details are revealed.

Adults can also secretly report worrisome accounts.

The feature only works on accounts for 13-18 year olds – so it also relies on some age honesty from young users.

Stricter rules already apply to these accounts, e.g. For example, they can only message people they are already friends with.

“Family Center is meant to reflect 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 overhear their private conversations,” Snap said.

“Our goal is to empower parents and teens in a way that protects a teen’s autonomy and privacy.”

The company plans to add even more security options, e.g. B. A notification for parents when their children add a new friend.

There will also be new content controls for parents and the ability for teens to notify their parents when they report an account or content.

Family Center is available today in the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada in the app’s settings.

It will also be introduced in other countries in autumn.

What parents see versus what teenagers see


What parents see versus what teenagers seePhoto credit: SNAP

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