Facebook introduces Messenger Kids App for Families


Facebook is rolling out preview of Messenger Kids in US, a new app that makes it easier for kids to safely video chat and message with family and friends when they can’t be together in person. Facebook found that there is need for messaging app that let kids to connect with their loved ones and has level of control that parents want.

To give kids and parents, Facebook brings Messenger Kids app that can be used on kid's tablets or smartphones which can be controlled from a parent’s Facebook account. Preview for Messenger Kids is available on App Store for iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone.

Once kid's account is set by parents, Messenger Kids have features like one-on-one or group video chat with parent-approved contacts. The home screen shows them at a glance who they are approved to talk to, and when those contacts are online.

It also has funny masks, emojis and sound effects. It has Kids appropriate GIFs, frames, stickers, masks and drawing tools collection to let them decorate content. Kids can also send photos, videos or text messages to their parent-approved friends and adult relatives, who will receive the messages via their regular Messenger app.

There will be no ads in Messenger Kids app and will have no In-App purchases. The app is free to download and is compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA).

The preview of Messenger Kids is available in the US at this time on the Apple App Store, and will be coming soon on Google Play Store and Amazon App Store. For more information, you can visit messengerkids.com

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