DUBAI: Snap has launched a new feature, known as Family Center, that gives parents more control over their children’s Snapchat habits.
The in-app feature is designed to be used both by parents and children.
Parents will be able to see which Snapchat friends have sent messages, photos or videos within the last week, but will not be able to see the contents of the messages.
They will also be able to report any suspicious or concerning accounts to Snapchat.
Parents will have to install Snapchat on their own device and then link their account to their children’s accounts to access Family Center. They can also invite other family members aged 25 and above to access the feature.
Only those aged 13 to 18 can join Family Center by opting in, with those under 13 officially not allowed to sign up to the platform.
The feature is being launched in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, and will be rolled out to more countries later in the year.