Kids can now ship “Purchase Requests” to their guardian or guardian when procuring on the Google Play Retailer. This protects you the difficulty of establishing a household fee methodology, and extra importantly, it provides you higher management over the apps, video games, and in-app content material bought by your child.
Buy Requests are fairly easy. If a baby in your “family group” needs to purchase one thing in Google Play, they should ship you a request. You’ll obtain a notification, and from there, you’ll be able to approve or deny the acquisition. (All requests are recorded in your Google Play historical past, and in case you miss a request, it can sit within the pending tab.)
You possibly can solely use this characteristic in case you’ve arrange a family group, which is a reasonably easy course of. Simply open Google Play, faucet your profile icon within the high proper, choose “Settings,” and faucet “Family.” When you’ve added your loved ones to a gaggle, you’ll be able to handle accounts and share some purchases.
Establishing a household group additionally opens the door to “family payment methods.” Basically, a household fee methodology is a debit or bank card that may be shared throughout accounts. However in case you arrange a household fee methodology, you can not use Buy Requests. (That stated, you’ll be able to require approval for all purchases when utilizing a household fee methodology.)
Curiously, Buy Requests doesn’t work for music or motion pictures. It’s solely obtainable for apps, video games, and in-app purchases.