What Bark Monitors on the Different Platforms

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Below we show you what Bark monitors on subscription plans that include content monitoring. Beyond alerting you about worrisome content on over 30 different apps/platforms, Bark also offers screen time and web filtering. Learn more about what Bark does here.

What Bark Monitors on Different Platforms

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Android iOS (Apple) Amazon Fire Computers
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AOL Email

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BIGO Live 

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Chrome 

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Comcast Email

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Discord

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Dropbox

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Edge

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Facebook

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Flickr

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Gmail

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Google Drive

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GroupMe

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Hangouts

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Holla

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Houseparty

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iCloud Email

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iOS Notes

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iOS Voice Memos

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Instagram

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Kik

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Lipsi

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LiveMe

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Messenger Kids

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OneDrive

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OneNote

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Outlook

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Saved Photos & Videos


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Pinterest

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Reddit

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Silk / Amazon Internet Browser

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Skype

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Slack

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Snapchat

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Spotify

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Steam

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Text Messages

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TikTok

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Tumblr

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Twitter

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VSCO

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WhatsApp

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Yahoo! Mail

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A Closer Look At What Bark Monitors

Amazon Fire Tablets

Bark monitors photosvideos, Silk web browsing (including incognito browsing), Instagram, TikTok, Messenger Kids, Skype, and Kik for worrisome content.

Any other email and social media accounts are monitored by connecting the accounts to Bark with your child's login credentials. This means that if your child engages in worrisome activity on those platforms on an unmonitored device ⁠— like their friend's phone ⁠— Bark will still alert you! 

Bark can even alert you about potential new accounts or apps your child creates! 

Lastly, Bark offers web filtering for any device connected to your home Wi-Fi (like Amazon Fire tablets) if you purchase and activate Bark Home.

✓ Connect an Amazon Fire Tablet for Monitoring

Android Devices

Bark monitors text messages (including most deleted ones!)photos and videos, web browsing (including incognito browsing), and many installed apps for worrisome content.

Bark also monitors your child's Android device location with check-ins

Bark can even alert you about potential new accounts or apps your child creates! 

Lastly, we also offer Screen Time management features for Android on all of our subscription plans.

✓ Connect an Android Device for Monitoring

iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

Bark monitors text messages/iMessagesphotosvideos, Chrome web browsing, notes, voice memos, Kik messages, and WhatsApp messages for worrisome content.

Any other email and social media accounts are monitored by connecting the accounts to Bark with your child's login credentials. This means that if your child engages in worrisome activity on those platforms on an unmonitored device ⁠— like their friend's phone ⁠— Bark will still alert you! 

Bark can even alert you about potential new accounts or apps your child creates! 

Lastly, we also offer Screen Time management features for iOS on all of our subscription plans.

✓ Connect an iOS Device for Monitoring

Windows PC, Mac, and Chromebook

Bark monitors web browsing on Chrome — including website visits, searches, and incognito browsing — when you install the Bark extension for the Google Chrome and Edge browsers on your child's Chromebook, Mac, or Windows computer. 

✓ Install the Bark for Chrome Extension

If your child has a Chromebook, click here to see if it supports the Bark for Chromebooks app.

If it is able to install the Bark for Chromebooks app, then you can also monitor the photos and videos (including the camera roll, screenshots, and downloads) saved to the Chromebook storage, as well as direct messages on Instagram and Snapchat sent on your child's Chromebook.

✓ Install the Bark for Chromebooks App

Lastly, Bark offers web filtering for any device connected to your home Wi-Fi (like computers) if you purchase and activate Bark Home.

Social Media and Email Services

Below you'll find the details of what we monitor on particular social media and email platforms. 

AOL Email: Bark monitors the emails your child sends and receives.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's AOL Email login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

BIGO Live: Bark monitors your child’s in-stream chats and direct messages.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's BIGO Live login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

Chrome: Bark monitors searches and the webpage title of sites browsed on Chrome.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect your child's device for monitoring:

If you'd like to block access to the internet during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

Bark also offers web filtering for any device connected to your home Wi-Fi (like computers) if you purchase and activate Bark Home

Comcast Email: Bark monitors the emails your child sends and receives.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Comcast Email login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

Discord: On Android, Bark will monitor the direct messages (text chat only) on private conversations between one or multiple users.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to download the Bark for Kids app onto your child's Android. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

Dropbox: Bark monitors the content of document, image, and video files stored in the cloud. 

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Dropbox login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

Edge: Bark monitors the searches and webpage titles of sites browsed on Edge.

The new version of Edge on Windows and Mac supports the installation of Chrome extensions. To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to update Edge and install the Bark for Chrome extension on your child's Edge browser.

If you'd like to block access to the internet during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Facebook: Bark monitors what is posted on your child's wall. 

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Facebook login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Flickr: Bark monitors the photos your child posts as wells comments on them.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Flickr login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Gmail: Bark monitors the emails your child sends and receives, including attachments and Google Hangouts (text chat only).

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Gmail login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

Google Drive: Bark monitors the documents your child creates and ones that are shared to their Google Drive, including document comments, document comment replies, photos, and videos. 

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Google login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

GroupMe: Bark monitors your child's group messages and private messages, including images and media associated with each.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's GroupMe login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Hangouts: Bark monitors your child's text chats on Google Hangouts via a connected Gmail account. This includes group chats and private chats (text only).

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect Gmail to your Bark dashboard with your child's Gmail login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

Holla: On Android, Bark will monitor the direct messages (text chat only) on private conversations between matches.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to download the Bark for Kids app onto your child's Android. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Houseparty: On Android, Bark monitors Houseparty Notes. These are the messages passed between users while inside the app. 

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to download the Bark for Kids app onto your child's Android. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

iCloud Email: Bark monitors the emails your child sends and receives.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's iCloud Email login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Instagram: Bark monitors your child's posts on their account, which includes images, videos, and captions for those posts.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Instagram login credentials. Click here for instructions.

Bark can also monitor Instagram direct messages (text chat and most images) and searches on connected Android and Amazon devices:

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

We're continually working to be able to monitor Instagram direct messages and searches on iOS devices and will keep you updated on our progress.

Here's how you can help us and other parents across the globe:

  • Tweet them. "Hey @Instagram, please open your direct message API to the good guys at @barktechco so they can keep my children safer online!"
  • Message their support team directly from the app. Click on your profile photo circle at the bottom right  > Click the settings gear at the top right > Scroll down to "Report a problem" > Click "General Feedback" > Type in your request for Instagram to open up their Direct Messaging API to @Bark.us so we can keep your children safer online > Send). Watch a video tutorial for this here.  

Kik: Bark monitors your child's text chats on connected mobile devices. Bark can also monitor your child's message attachments (like images) on connected iOS devices.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect your child's device for monitoring:

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Lipsi: On Android, Bark will monitor the direct messages (text chats) between users.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to download the Bark for Kids app onto your child's Android. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

LiveMe: Bark monitors your child’s in-stream chats and direct messages. 

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's LiveMe login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Messenger Kids: On Android and Amazon Fire, Bark will monitor the direct messages (text chat only) on your child's conversations taking place in the Messenger Kids app. 

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect your child's device for monitoring:

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

NOTE: Messenger Kids is a separate app from Facebook Messenger. Bark is presently only able to monitor Messenger Kids and the Facebook wall at this time. We're continually working on being able to monitor the Facebook Messenger app.

Here’s how you can help us and other parents across the globe:

  • Tweet at them: “Hey @Facebook, please open your Messenger API to the good guys at @barktechco so they can help keep my kids safe online!”
  • Ask their support team to open their API to Bark directly through the Facebook Help Community.

OneDrive: Bark monitors images, videos, and documents within your child's OneDrive.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's OneDrive login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

OneNote: Bark monitors the text of the notes within your child's OneNote.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's OneNote login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

Outlook: Bark monitors the emails your child sends and receives.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Outlook login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Pinterest: Bark monitors your child's profile, the images, and descriptions that they pin. 

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Pinterest login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Reddit: Bark monitors your child's submissions, comments, and private messages. This includes replies to their comments, which on Reddit come in as private messages.

NOTE: Recently, Reddit released a Chats feature (that is different from private messages). Bark is exploring expanding monitoring coverage to that feature, but presently Bark does not monitor Chats on Reddit.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Reddit login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

Silk / Amazon Internet Browser: Bark monitors searches and the webpage title of sites browsed on Silk.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect your child's Amazon Fire tablet for monitoring.

Bark offers web filtering for any device connected to your home Wi-Fi (like Amazon Fire tablets) if you purchase and activate Bark Home

Skype: On Android and Amazon Fire, Bark will monitor the direct messages (text chat and media attachments) on private conversations between users.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect your child's device for monitoring:

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Slack: Bark monitors private messages, private messages between multiple parties, and private channels.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Slack login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Snapchat: On Android, Bark monitors Snapchat private messages (text chat only)

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to download the Bark for Kids app onto your child's Android. Click here for instructions.

As many families know, Snapchat makes it extremely difficult to monitor its content on any platform. Currently, no other monitoring service can scan Snapchat messages on iOS devices. We’re working hard on solutions for iOS devices and will keep you updated on our progress.

Here's how you can help us and other parents across the globe:

  • Tweet them. "Hey @Snapchat, please open your direct message API to the good guys at @barktechco so they can keep my children safer online!"
  • Message their support team directly. Click on "I have feedback" > Click "I have a suggestion" > "One-to-one chats" or "Group chats" > "Other" > Type in your request for Snapchat to open up their Direct Messaging API to Bark.us so we can keep your children safer online > Send).

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Spotify: Bark monitors your child's recently played songs and analyzes lyrics for potential issues.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Spotify login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Steam: On Android, Bark will monitor the direct messages (text chat only) on private conversations between one or multiple users.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to download the Bark for Kids app onto your child's Android. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

TikTok: Bark can monitor TikTok chats (text chat only) for Android and Amazon device users. We're continually working to be able to monitor TikTok on iOS. 

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect your child's device for monitoring:

We're continually working to be able to monitor TikTok direct messages and searches on iOS devices and will keep you updated on our progress.

Here's how you can help us and other parents across the globe:

  • Tweet them. "Hey @tiktok, please open your direct message API to the good guys at @barktechco so they can help keep my kids safe online!"
  • Message their support team directly from the app > From your profile page, tap the “...” in the top-right corner > Scroll down to “Support” and tap “Report a problem.” > Tap “Suggestion” under “Select a topic.” > Select “Still have problem.” > Paste this message in the text box and send: “Please open your direct message API to the good guys at @barktechnologies so they can help keep my kids safe online!”

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.

Tumblr: Bark monitors your child's answers, chats, links, photos, photo posts, quotes, and blog posts.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Tumblr login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Twitter: Bark monitors your child's Twitter accounts postings, replies, and direct messages, including photos and videos associated with each.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Twitter login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

VSCO: On Android, Bark monitors your child's VSCO chats, including text and pictures. We're continually working to be able to monitor VSCO on iOS. 

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to download the Bark for Kids app onto your child's Android. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

WhatsApp: Bark can monitor your child's text chats on connected mobile devices, like Android and iOS devices. Bark can also monitor your child's message attachments (images and video) on connected iOS devices.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect your child's device for monitoring:

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

Yahoo! Mail: Bark monitors the emails your child sends and receives.

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Yahoo login credentials. Click here for instructions.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child. 

YouTube: Bark monitors the videos your child posts, comments made to those videos, and new videos posted to your child's user and channel subscriptions. 

To get this platform monitored for worrisome content, you will need to connect it to your Bark dashboard with your child's Youtube login credentials. Click here for instructions.

Bark monitors YouTube views and searches only on connected Android devices and computers with the Bark Chrome extension (including incognito browsing). 

You can also enforce Youtube Restricted Mode by setting up Bark web filtering on your child's Android or iOS device.

If you'd like to block this platform during particular times, set up screen time management on your child's iOS or Android device and adjust your screen time rules for your child.