Worried over what the children are watching on the internet? Microsoft Edge Kids Mode has been introduced on its browser for children’s safer browsing.
It is primarily designed to provide a child-friendly Web browsing experience, where the browser can be customized. As a starting point, the new Microsoft Edge Kids Mode is already available to US English or Windows and macOS. Parents are awaiting that Microsoft will expand this application even to any smartphone or iPhone.
On top of this, Microsoft has also introduced adaptive notification requests. Where one can opt to disallow Pop-Ups from unknown, disliked, and unreliable websites. Parents can block websites that they don’t want their children to have access to. This new filtering of notification feature is now available to all users of Microsoft Edge 88.
Microsoft Edge Kids Mode features
In its product support blog page, Microsoft explains what Kids Mode does to provide safe browsing to children. To start with, the new feature is adding a number of “safety guardrails” that provide a safe Web browsing experience for children.
By default, the Kids Mode Bing SafeSearch has been set to strict mode. It also provides customizable browser themes, child-friendly content, and it requires a password to exit. This feature does not require any child account or profile in order to access it. Kids Mode is already ready to be used by any Microsoft Edge users just by customizing the browser.
To enable Microsoft Edge Kids Mode, follow the simple steps below:
1. On the top left corner of the search bar, click on the profile icon, then, choose to Browse in Kids Mode. This feature is ready to be used, it doesn’t require one to sign in. Nevertheless, one can sync the Kids Mode setting across all other devices by signing in.
2. Select the appropriate age category from the options of 5-8 years or 9 and above. This will activate the Kids Mode on the browser.
3. Once the children are finished browsing, exiting the Kids Mode can be done. Just click on the Kids Mode icon found on the top of the browser that looks like a purple alien emoji.
4. Choose Exit Kids Mode Window.
5. Input password and other needed info to exit.
To learn more about this feature, one can explore this feature by going to Settings and More > Settings > Family. One will be able to control sites that will be allowed and it will provide more family-friendly features.
Microsoft Edge adaptive notification requests
Last July 2020, Microsoft in its Edge 84 already introduced quiet notification requests to minimize notification Pop-Ups. However, users began complaining because they no longer received any notifications even from their favorite sites. To strike the balancing solution to this concern, Microsoft has developed adaptive notification requests to enjoy notifications while minimizing the annoying pop-ups. And what came out is the Microsoft Edge 88 that offers adaptive notification requests.
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