Microsoft rolls out Microsoft Family app to Windows 11 users

Microsoft Family Safety is a new service that Microsoft has previously launched. The service is based on digital to help parents manage, including parental controls and geofencing. At that time, Microsoft launched the Microsoft Family Safety Android version, and later also supported Apple devices, and now the Microsoft Family independent application has arrived in the Windows 11 system. I checked and found that the Microsoft Family app had been put on the shelves for testing on January 29, and it was pre-installed directly in the system from Windows 11 Build 22572.

This application is currently only pre-installed in Windows 11 Home Edition, users of the Professional Edition and other versions need to manually download, install and log in to the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Family features:

Activity reports – Develop healthy digital habits
• Activity log of screen time and online usage
• Weekly email summary report of activity

Screen time – Find screen time balance
• Screen time app and game limits on Xbox, Windows, Android
• Screen time device limits on Xbox and Windows
• Screen limit settings with daily schedule management
• Screen time manager with notifications if user requests more time

Content filters – Explore safely with content filters
• Web filters for kid-friendly browsing on Microsoft Edge
• Block inappropriate apps and games

Family location tracker – Locate your loved ones
• GPS location tracker to locate your family
• Location sharing when you’re out and about
• Track locations and save frequently visited locations

Driving reports – Build better habits behind the wheel
• Driving reports to see top speed, hard breaking, acceleration, phone usage
• Drive history to see driving events along route

This application supports Windows 10 Build 19041 and above (v2004), only supports ARM64 architecture and x64 architecture does not support x86 architecture. Among them, after upgrading to Windows 11 Dev Build 22572, the home version system is automatically pre-installed, and users of other versions need to manually go to the Microsoft Store to download. Windows Insiders who are on Windows 11 Pro can go to Settings > Accounts > Family and download the Microsoft Family app from the Store.