Microsoft Edge for Android beta updated with parental controls

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Microsoft recently updated their Launcher app with the ability for parents to track the location of their children and monitor their app activity.

Now Microsoft has brought a similar feature to the Edge browser for Android. Version 42.0.0.2025  of the app brings support for Microsoft family accounts.

Now adults with a Microsoft family account can authorize and deny access to specific websites for their children when using the browser.

The update also brings the usual performance improvements.

Of course, parental control features are useless if they are easily circumvented, and with Edge being  3rd party browser children could just use Chrome. We assume the next step will be for Launcher users to be able to lock down the phones of their children and the apps they are allowed to use – a feature we are sure Enterprise customers would also appreciate.

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Via WBI

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