This Monday, Facebook unveiled Messenger Kids, a messaging service aimed at the youngest of the house, which promises a safe way for children to make video calls and send messages with family and friends.
According to a statement, at the time of creating the platform, Facebook worked together with thousands of parents, associations and experts “to give children a fun and safe solution.”
Messenger Kids can be installed on the tablets or phones of the children, but it can be controlled from the Facebook account of one of their parents.
Just like their adult counterpart, children have the ability to add masks, emojis and sound effects in their conversations. They can also send photos, video and text messages to their contacts, which must be approved in advance by their parents.
Another interesting feature is that the application is free of ads, which assures parents that their children’s information is safe. In addition, children can not make purchases within the app.
To start using Messenger Kids you simply have to download it, register the child’s mobile using your Facebook profile, create an account for the child and add the contacts that you approve from your main account.
At the moment, it is only available in the United States for download on iOS, and in the coming months it will reach Android and the Amazon Appstore.