Check-ins are a great addition to Bark to minimize the number of text messages we might exchange with our kids. 

Rather than a "did you get there?" or "are you there yet?" text, we can rely on a single-click location confirmation from our children to confirm to us that they've safely arrived at their destination. 

It can even give you Google Maps directions so that you can navigate to their location with step-by-step directions!

NOTE: Presently, this feature is only available on Android devices. For iOS devices, consider the free Find My Friends feature! It's called Find My on iOS 13.

Watch this video to learn how to use the Check In feature on an Android device. If you'd like some additional tips — or if the video doesn't play — follow the step-by-step instructions written below.

How do I request my child's location?

STEP 1: Login to your Bark account on your mobile device or computer.

STEP 2: Select Check-ins in your account menu on the top right of your parent dashboard.

STEP 3: Click Request check-in below the child's name.

This will send a push notification to the child's phone requesting they open their Bark for Kids app and check in!

STEP 4: Your child will then tap on the pink button on the Bark for Kids app to send you their location.

STEP 5: Bark will send you a notification of your child's location along with the option to Get Directions to that location via Google Maps. 

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We are happy to assist! Reach out to Bark Support, and we'll help every step of the way.

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