Google recently announced a new audience editing tool for Google+ that lets members of its social network set viewing filters based on age and location. Ideal for businesses with questionable content, this feature helps companies using Mountain View’s social network stay in compliance with foreign laws. In addition to helping companies keep their nose clean, this optional account setting helps Google make a case for a kid-friendly internet.
The company has been reportedly working on adding features to its online services that would make them more accessible to children. Currently, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection act requires users under age 13 have parental consent when using online services. By offering age and location filters, Google could be one step closer to pitching its products to pre-teens.
To take advantage of this new feature, go to your Google+ profile’s settings option and select the “Audience” tab. This will open a variety of preset and customizable post filters. Between this and other Google+ content control tools, the search giant’s on-again, off-again social network is starting to offer a tailor-made user experience.