Facebook App For iPhone Aimed At Catering to Child Users

Facebook App For iPhone Aimed At Catering to Child Users

Messenger Kids will make sure that the app acts as a stepping stone for the kids to access Messenger and Facebook at a later stage.

Facebook explains that with digital technologies and social media inundating the modern family, Messenger Kids is a safe way to introduce children to the online world.

The service essentially takes the main Instagram app's messaging features and packs them into a separate experience, which will seamlessly communicate with the main, feed-oriented app.

Today, parents are increasingly allowing their children to use tablets and smartphones, but often have questions and concerns about how their kids use them and which apps are appropriate.

Basically, this was designed so that parents can protect their children from things that shouldn't be accessed by them in the first place. It offers parents complete control over what their children are doing over the Web.

In return, Facebook obviously can get more users sooner or later.

Davis named some reasons Facebook made a decision to create Messenger Kids and why they chose to create it right now.

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Facebook said Messenger Kids will not show advertisements or collect information for marketing purposes. U.S.

Playful masks, emojis and sound effects bring conversations to life.

The app, called Messenger Kids, allows users under the age of 13 to send texts, videos and photos; they can draw on the pictures they send and add stickers. Instead, parents have to ask to look at their kids' screen, which Chung says is a more common behavior pattern. However, the parent's approval is needed before their names can actually appear on the authorized contact list.

The free service, called Messenger Kids, must be activated by the child's parents. After downloading the Messenger Kids app on your child's iPad, iPod touch or iPhone from the App store, you're required to authenticate your child's device using your own Facebook username and password.

"They use family-shared devices - and many, as young as six or seven years old, even have their own". They'll still have to build a traditional Facebook account from scratch when they're ready. So if a child wants to be able to chat with one of their classmates, their parent must first friend that kid's parent, and then will see the option to approve that adult's child as a contact for their own kid.

Messenger Kids is being trialled in the United States as a standalone app for a smartphone or tablet that is controlled from a parent's Facebook account and does not create a main Facebook profile for young users.

There are no ads in Messenger Kids and your child's information isn't used for ads. No message content is collected for ad targeting (same as Messenger), and there's no in-app purchases to worry about. Messenger Kids will also not feature any advertisements. Unlike with its full social network, the data collection will be limited, Facebook said, and the children will need their parents' permission to use it.

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