Kids under the age of 13 can’t legally sign up for Facebook, but a new app will allow parents to set them up to use Messenger without an account.
Facebook says parents will have control of their child’s contact list, and the home screen shows pre-approved friends that are online and preexisting one-on-one chats and group threads.
Messenger Kids offers video/ text chat, and fun masks and filters. Facebook says there is a “library of kid-appropriate and specially chosen GIFs, frames, stickers, masks and drawing tools lets them decorate content and express their personalities.”
To use the app, parents download it from the App Store and then authenticate it with their Facebook user name and password. Then the account for the child only requires a name for the profile. Parents are able to search and find contacts from there.
Would you let your kids use Messenger Kids?
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