Snapchat to launch parental control features

Snapchat is preparing to introduce a parental control tool named “Family Center.” This feature will grant parents oversight of their teens’ contacts and recent messages without viewing the content. It aims to address online abuse and harassment reporting. To access this tool, parents must invite their teenagers to the Family Center within the app, which the teens can either accept or decline. The launch date for this feature remains undisclosed as it is still in development.

It is reported that Snapchat plans to launch a new parental control feature “Family Center,” that will allow parents more control to see who their teens are friends with on the app,  who they are messaging in the last seven days, though the content will not be visible and also help to report online abuse and harassment.

According to TechCrunch, to begin monitoring their teenage child (s), parents will have to invite their children to the new in-app Family Center. Children will have the option to  either accept or decline the invitation.

The feature is still under development and it is not known when it will be launched.