Facebook launches Messenger Kids app, Parents can keep montior activities
Social media giant Facebook has launched a Messenger Kids app keeping children in mind. In this app, a special feature has been provided for the family, through which they can keep an eye on their children’s account. Through this app, children will be connected with their friends during nationwide Lockdown, while family members will be able to monitor their activities easily.
The mobile app was launched by the company in 2017 and subsequently expanded to Canada and Peru in 2018. It can now also be used in India.
At first it was up to the parents to ask for and approve every contact for their child.
Facebook in a statement late Wednesday gave information about all the features given in the app. Facebook said that this mobile app has a special feature, named ‘Supervised Friends’. Through this feature, parents will be able to decide which person (contact) to add to their children’s friend list.
This feature has been launched in the US. It is expected that the company will soon introduce this feature in other countries as well. The company says that this app is completely safe for children.
Antigone Davis, the world head of security on Facebook, has informed that through this app, parents will get information on the dashboard about who has sent a friend request to their child. Apart from this, parents can also give rights to this feature to teachers to add their children to the school sports team or class group.
Messenger Kids has also been launched in 70 other countries around the world including India.