If you are using Facebook for a long time, then you might already know that a user needs to be at least 13 years old to register on the social network as well as the popular messenger platform. However, the social networking giant for a while now tried to bring kid friendly messaging application and now, the company has introduced a new application for those under 13 to help them remain in touch with family and friends.
Facebook has introduced the latest app called Messenger Kids as a way for children to communicate with others while giving parents complete control over the application. Thanks to the privacy controls, parents will need to set up the application for their children. Moreover, parents will also get the chance to approve who their kids talk to as they will have to approve contacts manually. As a result, the latest application will give the social networking giant access to a new consumer age range which is targeted by a small number of applications at the moment.
However, the application is still in the beta period and available in the USA and for iOS devices. If the final version of the app is released, then it will allow kids to use basic functionalities of messenger app. Talking about the latest app, Facebook’s spokesperson, Lauren Svensson said, “There’s really a gap in the market for a messaging app for kids that also gives parents control. We’re going to see how kids are using it and that will allow us to add updates in future versions as necessary.”