Can kids sign up?

I would love to have my daughter practice, but since she has a kids Gmail it won’t let her try it on her device. Can this restrictions be lifted? Or is there a web version of this? I can have her use my account but rather annoying to give my devices.



I think it would be great to allow kids to use the app! Maybe give them restricted access so they can’t post on the forum if that’s a possible issue? But otherwise I definitely agree with this suggestion!


Hey @Ahsen and @RetroJLO,

Thanks for the feedback :slight_smile:

Right now, family linked accounts aren’t supported. Since we wanted to get the app into your hands as quickly as possible, we decided to use the ‘out of the box’ Google Auth sign-in process.

We do have plans to re-vamp our sign-up flow, and part of those plans may include not needing a Google Account; however we haven’t made firm decisions yet.

So, thanks for flagging this as it helps us priortize new features and making plans for the future!
H :slight_smile:

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I have the same issue. I heard about the app, tried it out, then told my 9 y.o
about it. We downloaded it on her tablet, but couldn’t sign in with her children’s account.

Same here. Wanted to give this game to my kid, only to be met with a cryptic error message. :frowning:

I can understand the reluctance to deal with privacy reviews (or whatever other bureaucracy) required for enabling an app for child accounts, but in that case, why require signing in at all? Tracking progress across devices and access to forums is nice, but as it stands, the app cannot be used by the people who’d benefit from it the most. Hope you can bump up the priority on this issue. Thanks!


Honestly, I am sick of Google’s BS. There are so many small issues that if fixed would make customers far happier. Instead they do half a job and think we should just be grateful. If they are going to build the family link system and child accounts they need to invest in it wholeheartedly.

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You can let your kids sign up in Google by not telling the birth date.
Hope Google don’t read this.

Really need to consider children here as perfect app for them but not prepared to let him near the gnarly wide web yet.

Hi Heather,
From several free Learn to Code apps out there, Two I like for my children are G/H & Scratch, but however G/H looks more serious but still in fun way compared to Scractch (Khan Acedemy’s is way too serious, they get bored). So I really hope, instead of using my wife’s & my accounts, it’s better to let them using their google (kids) account so we can track their progress (perhaps like Khan Academy’s)
Regards =JS=

Precisely, I can’t agree more. :+1:

I am 11,
I have my own phone too!
My mother downloaded this app for me and now I am practicing it every day!

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Scratch is confusing for me, and my mother has also downloaded Khaan AcadAcademy. That is app is fun!

i am also a kid :neutral_face: :neutral_face: :neutral_face: :neutral_face: :neutral_face: :neutral_face:

I’m a kid too!!!

Hey there, I’m 10 years old, and I am a teenager. I download this app and I can practice. (Without letting Google knows my birth date. (by not making a birth date. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:))


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I am 11. And I Like This Topic. And I Agree. As I Use My Mother’s Account. I Hope That Google’s Staff Won’t Watch This Topic.

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I would like to say something iv,e already came here like a couple hours ago so my sister wanted to know. sence i wont be here for a couple days my sister wanted to know if she can use my computer on my account so she wanted me to ask you because so you know that its not me it will be my sister okay well that’s all i wanted to ask thanks.


From Bailey Parker.

Any chance of an update on the possibility of FamilyLink accounts being eligible for Grasshopper?

My 8 year old daughter has a FamilyLink account she would love to use to track her progress in Grasshopper. She uses Grasshopper often (a true treatment to its usefulness) and has a lot of fun learning programming. Her ineligibility is a major upset for what otherwise is a fine product and am excellent introduction into programming.

I hope that the team considers this to be a feature that’s included in a future iteration.

Yes, we could look at workarounds and so on but since FamilyLink is an excellent way to manage kids accounts and it follows that educational software made by Google should focus on ensuring that it fully supports it. Anything less and it subverts the system.