Facebook announces new Messenger app for kids on IOS

Facebook announces new Messenger app for kids on IOS

Facebook announces new Messenger app for kids on IOS

Parents are concerned by Facebook's new app for kids under 13.

Facebook described the standalone app as an easier way for children to "safely video chat and message with family and friends when they can't be together in person".

Once confirmed to be safe, friends can do live video chats, send pictures and text each other.

The app itself is controlled through a parent's Facebook account.

In the meantime, the Messenger Kids, "is the consequences of seeing what kids like", which are emoji and images, like? Once these parameters are set, kids can only see the approved contacts whether they are online or not. It teamed up with industry leaders to bring this child-friendly messenger app and help parents set their minds at ease.

First, download the Messenger Kids app from the Apple App Store. Once that's done, you'll need to create a Messenger Kids account for your child (all you need to do is provide their name). Face filters and playful masks will be distracting for adults, Lavallee stated, but for kids, this feature is going to be interesting as this will be let them learning just how to form relationships and stay in touch with parents as well also teaches kids the way to express themselves. For years, major tech firms such as Facebook complied with COPPA by not allowing those under 13 to have accounts.

The health secretary accused the company of "targeting younger children" after Facebook announced on Monday that it was conducting trials of an app called Messenger Kids in the United States, which is created to be used by pre-teens.

Messenger Kids will also be exclusive to the USA for now, and Facebook also claims that the app will be fully compliant with the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act or COPPA, the federal law that shields children from online abuse and exploitation.

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Other parental controls include account creation, blocking, reporting, and account deletion. "But why should parents simply trust that Facebook is acting in the best interest of kids?" said Jim Steyer, executive director of Common Sense Media, in a statement.

No. There are no adverts in Messenger Kids.

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is spending December on parental leave with his two daughters, hasn't spoken publicly yet about Messenger Kids.

Is Facebook Messenger Kids free?

Where is Facebook Messenger Kids available?

The app, which will be in a preview release on iOS devices before rolling out to a wider audience, is Facebook's latest effort to increase the number of people who rely on its service to connect with one another regularly.

It's an early version of the app with limited availability. Let us know in the comments.

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