Facebook Messenger Kids For Android Released Today

Facebook Messenger Kids For Android Released Today

Children can use Messenger Kids to talk to friends and family members via text-based chat and video calls and parents have full control over who they can contact. Facebook Messenger Kids is controversial as the app encourages kids to get involved in social media and certain groups of the society are so outraged by the company's move to involve more and more kids into it's range.

The app is still live in the Apple App Store and went live in the Amazon Appstore a short time later.

Chat heads have since become a popular feature for messaging apps across the board (except for iMessage), and Google is now integrating them into Google Phone version 17, as reported today by 9to5Google.

The ad-free app can be installed on a child's smartphone or tablet, but controlled from a parent's Facebook account. When the child initiates a chat, or someone tries to chat with the child, the app notifies the parent before the conversation can begin.

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Now, we have known that numerous major platforms like Snapchat and YouTube are pushing for the child-friendly content with the launch of their respective platforms which are most suitable for kids.

More than 100 child advocates and experts-including groups like the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, ACLU of MA, and Parents Across America-have called the app "irresponsible", especially in light of research indicating that excessive use of social media is detrimental to children and teens.

A Facebook spokeswoman said Wednesday that the company would have no further comment beyond its official statement in January, which touted Messenger Kids as a way for parents to keep in touch with their children.

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