Hurray for in-app security features that actually make sense!
Google has introduced new and exciting features to YouTube Kids! Now, you can customise the experience by creating individual profiles for your child, and tailor the design of YouTube Kids based on their age.
The newly introduced Passcode for Kids also allows children to have a sense of privacy by setting up a secret passcode for their profile (don’t worry, parents can override it anytime!)
After talking to parents all over, Google knows that kids who love the YouTube Kids app are getting older and want a platform that’ll grow with them. Whether kids are watching Monster High, DC Kids, LEGO learning their ABCs, YouTube Kids is there to help.
When you sign in with your Google account, you get:
- Kid profiles to customize your kids’ experience: Now you can create a profile for each of your kids and choose between younger or older content levels to manage the types of videos they can watch. Even better, kid profiles work across all different devices!
- A new setup process: the new app parent setup process will give you detailed information to help you make the right choices for your family before your kids use the app.
- Passcode for kids: Kids can set a secret passcode to get into their profile (and keep their brother or sister out). Don’t worry, you can always override their passcode.
Remember, Google systems work hard to filter out more mature content from the app. But no system is perfect. As the video inventory grows, Google will continue to rely on you and our parent community to provide feedback, since there’s always a chance a child might find an inappropriate video in the app.
If you find a video that you think should not be in the app, you can block it and flag it for review. This helps make YouTube Kids better for everyone.
YouTube Kids is now live in 37 countries, has more than 70 billion views in the app, and more than 11 million weekly active viewers.
This feature is not available in all markets. Kid profiles are available in the following markets: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, United States, Zimbabwe. The older content level is U.S. only at this time.