Kids Mode In Microsoft: Safer Browsing, Adaptive Notification Requests Feature

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Microsoft Edge has recently introduced a new Kids Mode on the browser. Built to provide child-friendly, personalized Web browsing, the latest Kids Mode is officially is only pushed out on Windows and macOS in US English. 

In addition, flexible notification requests have also been introduced by Microsoft Edge to research crowdsourced data. This is to avoid displaying website notification requests that other customers do not choose to see. This new functionality for notification filtration has been carried out to all Microsoft Edge 88 Stable users.

Steps To Enable Kids Mode on Microsoft Edge:

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Microsoft detailed what a user should expect from its Kids Mode on Edge, announcing the latest functionality on its product support blog page. For instance, there are some “safety guardrails” in place for the new model. This ensures a harmless Web browsing experience for children.

Below are the steps to enable Kids Mode:

  1. From the top left corner of the search bar, click on the profile icon. Now, choose to Browse in Kids Mode. Notice that to use this option, you do not need to log in to your account. Signing in, however, will allow the settings of Kids Mode to sync throughout all your devices.
  2. From the choices of 5-8 years and 9 and older, select the required age. It should start opening your browser’s Kids Mode.
  3. Click on the Kids Mode icon at the top of the browser if you want to exit (looks like a purple alien emoji).
  4. For exiting, pick the Exit Kids Mode option.
  5. Enter your password and other credentials.

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By heading to Settings and More > Settings > Family, you can further fiddle around with all the settings. Here, you can control approved sites and allow for more family-friendly features.

How Do adaptive notification requests from Microsoft Edge Feature work?

Microsoft described the process of how a blog post functions on Edge with the adaptive notification requests feature. Back in July of last year, Edge 84 adopted quiet notification requests from Microsoft. This helped to minimize how strongly requests for updates would appear.

“After we rolled out quiet requests, we found that user reports about undesired notifications were largely mitigated. At the same time, we saw that fewer users were accepting notifications on popular websites with previously high acceptance rates, and we started to hear feedback from users that they couldn’t find how to enable notifications for their favorite sites or didn’t understand why they no longer received notifications from their favorite sites.” The company said.

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