Facebook Launches ‘Messenger KIDS’ For Users Below 13

This post was written by: Vishal aaditya

Facebook recently has announced a new version of their popular messaging platform Messenger, called the Messenger Kids.

The new chatting platform has been specially designed for children and users below the age of 13, though there will be parental control bundled in with Messenger Kids.

Facebook launches Messenger app for kids under 13

The new Messenger Kids app has been specially created for kids as Facebook does not legally allow any user who is under 13 years of age to sign up for an FB account.

The Messenger Kids does not require a Facebook account and can be directly downloaded for free of cost from the App Store for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone.

The application, is presently in the Beta stage and is under development, and is available only as a preview in the US.

Coming to functionality, the Messenger Kids will allow texting, calling and video calling features for kids to get a move on how Facebook works, so they can easily adopt their services for the newer generation.

Facebook launches Messenger app for kids under 13

The new app will requires an account to be set up, by a guardian or the parent, for the first time.

After that the children will be allowed an option to where they can initiate a one-on-one chat with any individual or can participate in a group chat.

The contacts from the phonebook will available for chat, in this case, though will require parental approval, and parents will gets access to all details with complete control of the app.

Parents can monitor with whom their children is conversing and other things.

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