Facebook has revealed a messenger app for kids in the United States. Parents will control the standalone kids app from their accounts; the app is for children aged six to twelve.
According to Facebook, the app was designed in compliance with Children Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). Facebook also says that the messenger kids app does not use the kids’ information to create ads. The app is free to download and easy to use.
The app shall be controlled by the parent from their Facebook accounts. This is to say that the child can only connect and chat with contacts approved by their parent.
The kids’ app has a library that contains specially selected and kid-appropriate emojis, GIFs, masks, stickers and kids drawing tools. Facebook has also added beautiful frames to the app.
Kids can create chat groups, or contact a one on chat via video or messaging. They can also share photos, video clips, and short messages, but only to contacts approved by their mummy or daddy. The parent can access the messages sent to or from their kid’s messenger app through their Facebook accounts. Makes it easy for them to watch every step of their children online experience.
Download and Set Up
Parents can download the new app from Apple’s App Store. The Company says the app will be available for downloads on Google’s Play store soon.
Once the download is complete, which is currently possible on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the parent can authenticate the device through their Facebook accounts log-in details. Username and password.
Authenticating your child’s device using your details will not give them access to your account.
To complete the setup, you need to provide your kid’s name to open their account. To add contacts on the messenger kids app, you have to head to your Facebook account and tap on “more,” you’ll find it at the bottom of your screen, on the far right, then click on “messenger kids.”
It’s that simple.