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Turn Family Link notifications on or off

You can decide which notifications you want to get from Family Link. .

Manage notifications

When you manage your child's Google Account, you can decide if you want to get notifications through email and the Family Link app.

Note: Certain notifications can't be turned off.

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Notifications.
  3. For each child, turn notifications on or off.
  4. If notifications are on, decide which kinds of notifications you want to get.  

You can also change your email notification settings from the web:

  1. Visit families.google.com.
  2. Select your child.
  3. Click More and then Email notifications.
  4. For each child, turn notifications on or off. 

Notifications you can get

By default, parents can get notifications for things like:

  • Apps: When your child requests or installs a new app.
  • Website requests: When your child requests access to visit a site in Google Chrome that you blocked.
  • Activity controls: When your child or another parent changes one of your child's Google Activity settings
  • Location settings: When another parent change a location setting for one of your child's Android devices. 
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