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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 4, Oct 2022) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Google announced the addition of multiple new features and updates to its Family Link, which is a parental control tool. Family Link has been popular in the Google, Android ecosystem, and now they have added new features which includes, first of all, the ability to adjust the device time for the children. They’ve made it a little bit easier and they’ve also given the parents a section called Highlights, which gives you an overview of your child’s time on the device, the actions, etc. And most importantly, this is now available on the web, not just on the phone, so that you can access it with ease. I think these are good updates, and if you’re on the Android ecosystem and you’ve not checked out Family Link, it could be a useful tool for you as a parent. Do check it out. We link to all the details in the show notes. You can also share this with parents in your church’s, ministries and congregations.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 4, October 2022 with source links from Google, TikTok, Meta, Discord, YouTube, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: Google adds new features & updates to its popular Family Link tool
🗞️ News 2: TikTok launches Smart Performance Campaigns; raises age limit for Live
🗞️ News 3: YouTube releases new advertising options with CTV & Audio placements
🗞️ News 4: Microsoft says, soon Xbox won’t need a phone to make Discord calls
Source: The Verge
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Meta releases Quest Pro; adds new Social VR tools & features
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