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How Snapchat plans to become “parent-friendly.”


Popular social media platform Snapchat is reportedly planning to launch a new parental controls feature called “family center“, which makes it possible parents to see who their children’s friends are in the app.

The new feature also allows parents to see who they’ve messaged with in the past seven days and more, TechCrunch reports.

“Snap is one of the last Big Tech social platforms to meet the need for parental monitoring tools, although the app is heavily used by younger users,” the report said.

The Snapchat app now reaches more than 75 percent of 13-34 year olds in over 20 countries, and 80 percent of the Gen Z population has seen at least one of their Snap Original shows.

The new feature could be useful for parents because, unlike many social networks, Snapchat’s friends lists are not public.

This new feature also allows parents to help their teens report abuse and harassment.

Parental controls work by allowing parents to invite their teen (or teens) to the new in-app Family Center to start monitoring, as mentioned in one report

The recipient of this invitation has the option of either accepting or declining the invitation.

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