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Microsoft Edge gets Kids Mode to compete with Google Chrome

Unlike other web browsers, Microsoft Edge has fought face to face with Google Chrome in the realm of web browser wars. Edge did this by introducing new features that people have always loved to see on web browser apps like Chrome.

Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge

The last on this list is Kids Mode, made available to the Canary version of Microsoft Edge. If you installed Microsoft Edge Canary as part of testing, you can now check out Kids Mode, a convenient navigation mode designed for kids. It places some safety guide rails to protect the privacy and safety of children while browsing the web.

For example, Microsoft Bing can customize the interface and content delivery when a child starts using Kids Mode. Users can choose between custom Edge themes and a filter that only shows content safe for children. Likewise, there are options to create a website allow / block list, Bing SafeSearch customization, and another to set up a password.

“Kids Mode is a convenient navigation mode in Microsoft Edge designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for kids to safely explore the web. Kids Mode includes features like custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, allow list-based browsing, Bing SafeSearch set to strict, and an exit password requirement. Plus, Kids Mode doesn’t require a child account or profile, ”Microsoft said.

Microsoft will also recommend a few choices for you to choose from based on the ages of your children. Supported versions of Edge will also have different sections under the “Family” tab in settings. This section will provide a lot of information on how to customize Kids Mode in Edge.

We do not have a specific timeline for the availability of Kids Mode on the Edge browser. It is currently available in the Canary version and works for the US English variant of Windows and macOS. However, some sources indicate that the feature will be coming to the Dev channel very soon.

It’s also worth noting that Kids Mode on Edge doesn’t require your kids to have an account, which is not the case elsewhere. In short, the Kids Mode offered on Microsoft Edge seems powerful enough to take over the existing options. However, we still do not know the advertising policy for Kids Mode.

Considering the time Microsoft takes to test some features in private and in public, we’ll only see the Kids Mode feature in a few weeks. If you are desperate and don’t want to wait, you can download the Edge Canary variant, but this version may contain unfinished features and bugs.

Find out how to use Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10.