Edge for Android lets parents see their kids' activities on the web in real time

Edge for Android lets parents see their kids' activities on the web in real time

Microsoft released this Sunday (19) an update for its Edge browser for Android. The new version (45.03.4.4944) brings news for greater parental control, such as support for Family Safety, in addition to improvements in performance and bug fixes.

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Greater parental control

With the update, users will be able to connect with a familiar Microsoft account to get real-time activity reports on the web, content filtering and other resources to help kids stay safe on their cell phones. In the past, the feature was only available for Windows and Mac.

Google Family Link's rival, Family Safety offers a similar purpose: it provides tools and information that help parents monitor each family member's location, analyze reports, limit usage time and moderate content deemed inappropriate for their children.

Family Safety is coming to Android (Photo: Microsoft)

The parental control application joins other recently adopted features for the Edge browser for Android, such as Tracking Prevention, Contextual Search and synchronization of bookmarks and passwords.

The Edge update for Android is now available on the Play Store.