Microsoft has expanded parental controls. Parents can set time limits for apps and games for children, the company announced on its website.
The function allows users to set, for example, that a child can play a maximum of one hour a day. It is possible to set this limit per game. The option can also be used for other programs and apps, such as the video calling program Skype.
Microsoft says the options give parents more control. "We provide the tools so that families can find the right balance in their screen time."
The extensive options for setting time limits have been added to the parental controls. When an app or game is started, the time limit is displayed.
When the time is almost over, a warning will appear. Children can then send a message to their parents to request more time. Parents can assign or reject the extra time via e-mail or via the Microsoft Launcher app for Android. Setting the limits works on Windows 10, Xbox One and Android.