UPDATE | Microsoft Edge | Kids Mode Feature | Adaptive Notification Requests Feature
Microsoft Edge has Update comes out as a Kids Mode on the browser.
This feature to offer Web browsing in a child-friendly, customisable manner, the new Kids Mode is currently only being roll out to US English on Windows and macOS.
Also Microsoft Edge has also introduce adaptive notification requests that studies crowdsourced data to stop showing notification requests from websites that other users don’t prefer to see.
This new notification-filtering feature has been roll out to all users in Microsoft Edge 88 Stable.
Microsoft Edge Adaptive Notification Requests Feature
The process is given of how the adaptive notification requests feature work on Edge by blog post.
Microsoft introduced quiet notification requests in Edge 84.
This help in reducing how prominently notification requests would show up.
Microsoft Said :
“After we rolled out quiet requests, we found that user reports about undesired notifications were largely mitigated,”.
“At the same time, we saw that fewer users were accepting notifications on popular websites with previously high acceptance rates, and we started to hear feedback from users that they couldn’t find how to enable notifications for their favourite sites or didn’t understand why they no longer received notifications from their favourite sites.”
Microsoft developed the adaptive notification requests to maximise the value of notifications while reducing annoying pop-ups at the same time.
Then Microsoft study how users were responding to notification by developing a score system to determine which sites’ notifications yielded a negative response and which ones got a positive signal from users.
Microsoft said that it would continue studying regularly-updated data to automatically show users pop-up notification requests from sites that other users deem noteworthy and block others.
Microsoft says that it has roll out this new experience to all users on Microsoft Edge 88 Stable.
Microsoft Edge Kids Mode Feature
Microsoft detailed what an user can expect from its Kids Mode on Edge.
The new mode adds several “safety guardrails” in place that ensures a harmless Web browsing experience for children.
The Kids Mode sets the Bing SafeSearch to ‘strict’ by default.
It also brings custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, and requires a password to exit.
Microsoft Edge users don’t need to have a child account or profile to access Kids Mode.
How Microsoft Edge Kids Mode Work
- Click on the profile icon from the top left corner of the search bar and select Browse in Kids Mode.
- Note that you don’t need to be sign in to your profile to access this option.
- Then signing in will allow the Kids Mode settings to sync across all your devices.
- Choose the appropriate age from the options of 5-8 years and 9 and older.
- This should open up the Kids Mode on your browser.
- To exit, click on Kids Mode icon from the top of the browser (looks like a purple alien emoji).
- Select Exit Kids Mode Window.
- Enter your password and other credentials to exit.
You can further tinker around with the settings by going to Settings and More > Settings > Family.
You can manage allowed sites and enable more family-friendly features here.
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