Updates have been announced for Xbox’s family settings app, giving parents control over the spending habits of their children, and putting more safeguards in place to prevent erroneous spending.
Some of the updates include:
- Add funds and approve purchases directly in the app:
Parents can now add money to their children’s account directly from the Family Settings app, and approve purchases for games, and in-game content like skins, and apps. This feature is a great way for parents who want to reward kids, or set digital form of pocket money.
- The ‘Ask to Buy’ feature:
Parents can turn this feature ‘on’ to receive a notification each time their child wants to make a purchase that they don’t have sufficient funds for. Parents can then add money to their account for an in-game purchase. And if parents don’t want to approve the purchase, they can simply select the “deny” button.
- Other updates, such as the ability to view account balances and spending history.
Check out the full list of improvements on the official Xbox Blog which details how some of these features work.