You can set up a secure account for your kids (and older family members), so they can communicate with you over encrypted chats, even when they don't have a mobile number! Here's how to add these dependent family members by sharing a passcode with them.
Most FamilyApp users are members of more than one family. For example, members may have an immediate family, and an extended family, or even a split home. Parents can add kids to more than one family. So children whose parents aren't together can be part of both families, and kids can join in extended family conversations, too.
To do this, follow these steps:
- Go to the family to which you want to connect the member.
- Navigate to the +member section.
- Since they're already logged in with a passcode, when they tap the link, they will be asked to enter their name and will be added to the new family.
- Keep in mind- only the administrator of a specific family can issue a passcode.
- Remember: just because someone is in your family doesn't mean they have to be part of all conversations. Feel free to set up separate threads so you can chat privately about other topics.
- Only adults can be administrators. This allows parents to stay aware of their child's communication (so no "kids only" threads) and keeps us compliant with the Child Online Protection Act.
- Dependent users cannot create new groups but can create group chats with other members of groups they're in.
- If you have a child who's a little too overzealous and starts to clutter your chats with strings of emojis or random letters, you don't have to remove them completely. You can always log dependent users out of the family if they are not using it appropriately. Don't worry; you can add them back in at any time!
Have your kids started using FamilyApp, yet? There are so many ways kids can benefit from the app, whether they're staying up-to-date with the family schedule or chatting with grandparents. Try it today!