Snapchat’s upcoming Family Center feature leak

Screenshots depicting Snapchat’s upcoming parental controls offer a glimpse into what appears to be an ad hoc messaging service calling Family Center.

Tech Crunch report(Opens in a new window) Market intelligence firm Watchful shared a few screenshots of Family Center in action almost seven months after Snap CEO Evan Spiegel revealed that Snapchat was working on these parental controls. WSJ Tech Live(Opens in a new window).

screenshot taken from attentive(Opens in a new window) Published by TechCrunch, Family Center allows teenage parents to “see who their friends are”, “see who sent messages in the last 7 days”, and “report abuse in the comfort of their own” on Snapchat.

TechCrunch reports that “Parental Controls work by allowing parents to invite their teens (or teens) to the new in-app Family Center to start monitoring.” “Whoever receives the invitation can accept or decline the invitation.”

This shows the caution Snap should approach the introduction of parental controls. The company doesn’t want to alienate teenage users by giving parents free access to these tools, but it doesn’t want to risk their wrath either.

Snap did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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