Facebook Introducing Messenger Kids App For Children

Facebook Introducing Messenger Kids App For Children

Facebook introducing new Messenger Kids App that is specifically meant for children from ages 6 through 12 to makes it easier for kids to safely send messages with video chat whenever they are  with their family and friends. 


This is to give kids and parents a fun and safer solution that will make children to talk and communicate with their parents using video chat and staying in touch with their cousins who live far away, or sending mom a decorated photo while she’s working late to say hi, Messenger Kids opens up a new world of online communication to families.  

These days, many parents are increasingly allowing their children to use tablets and smartphones either for games or other means, but the questions and concerns is about which appropriate App were being installed and how those kids use them.  




Though, the new built Facebook Kids Messenger is a standalone app, and do not require any kids username or password to have access but can still be controlled from their parents Facebook account which mean parents have full access to kids’ messenger app. 

Parents initiate all the contacts requests on behalf of their children through the Messenger Kids Controls panel in their main Facebook App. This mean kid cannot connect with their friends if both parents does not approve. In other for two children to chat, both parents must approve the connection. Kids can only chat with people their parents approved. This will help making Messenger kids secure, safer and more controlled environment.  

Immediately the account is set-up by their parents, kids can start to enjoy one-on-one chatting, video chatting or group video chatting with the approved contacts. The approve contact for kids to talk to or video group or to have conversation chat with, will be display online on the Home screen. 

Facebook Messenger Kids is full of fun to use for children, with more easy-to-use key features for parental control and with a lot of features for kids to connect with their friends and love one. 

Messenger Kids App features with blocking and removing contacts. Since parents have full control over Messenger kids’ account, they can as well remove contacts they don’t want their children to connect to, and kids can also have access to blocking friends’ personal if they decide to do, or if they don’t want to connect. This will also hide kids from blocked person who no longer see them in the app.  

If there is any abuse or content or something they feel they were not comfortable with on Messenger kids’ app, both parents and children have access to report any misconduct and Facebook will look into it. Parent will be notify if their children report through their Messenger app account.  

Also, if at any time decision is made totally to delete the account, parents or guardian can have access to delete the Messenger kids account through the Messenger kids’ parental control within their main Facebook Account.  

In addition to videos chatting or text messages, kids can also send photos to their parent-approved friends and adult relatives, who will also receive the messages via their regular Messenger app. 

For better enjoyment in communication, kids also have playful masks, a lot of emojis and sound effects to bring their conversation to life. 

More so, a library of kid is appropriate built for kid to specially chosen GIFs, frames, stickers, masks and drawing tools to lets them decorate the content and express their personalities as they chat. This preview of Messenger kids App is available on app Store for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and iOS, and also available on Google play Store. 

How to get started with New Facebook Messenger Kids App 

Every child account on Messenger app kids must be set up by each parent. For parents, setting up your child with a Messenger kids account is done with four steps below;

1.   Firstly download the Messenger kids app on your child’s iPad, iPod touch or iPhone from the App Store or if it available on Google Play Store.  

2.   Authenticate: Start to authenticate your child’s device using your own Facebook username and password to login. This will not create a Facebook account for your child or give them access to your Facebook account. 

3.   Create an Account: Start the setting up the process by creating an account for your child where you will provide to fill in the child’s name. Then, hand over the device to the child so that they can start chatting with their friends and family you parent approve. 

4.   Add Contacts: To start adding people to your child’s approved contacts list, go to Messenger Kids parental controls panel in your main Facebook app. To do this click on “More” on the bottom right corner in your main Facebook app and click “Messenger Kids” in the Explore section. 

If you parent could not able to perform the process of setting up their child account, there is a lot to learn more about on Facebook Messenger Kids app and the approach to building technologies for kids and the questions to ask to get started with messenger Kids App. For more information on specific questions click here to visit: Messenger Kids.




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