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Facebook introduces Messenger Kids

Facebook recently rolled a preview of Messenger Kids— it’s simply just like Messenger, however, this time, parents are the ones in control of their kids’ account.

In order for Messenger Kids to work, parents must set up an account for their kids and once it’s all set up, kids can start a one-on-one or group video chat with parent-approved contacts. The app also includes playful masks, emojis, and sound effects so it’s more engaging for the kids. There will also be select kid-appropriate GIFs, frames, stickers, and drawing tools in the app.

As previously mentioned, parents are the ones in control of their kids’ contact. So kids aren’t allowed to connect to people that their parents does not approve. Parents can control their kids’ account through the Messenger Kids Controls panel in their main Facebook app.


The Messenger Kids is also free of any ads. It’s free to download and there are no in-app purchases. In the meantime, the preview of Messenger Kids is only available in the US on the Apple App Store and will soon be arriving to Amazon App Store and Google Play Store in the coming months.

For more details about Messenger Kids, click here.

Source: Facebook Newsroom


Alyza is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. You can follow her at @tadboring.

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