Facebook Messenger Kids For Android Released Today

Facebook Messenger Kids comes to Android via Google Play

The app has been available on both iOS, as well as through the Amazon app store for their Fire branded tablets since last month, and now Facebook has decided it's time for Android in general.

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.

The controversial app from Facebook, Messenger Kids is now made available on Android Platform.

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Facebook's Messenger app for Kids gives parents the control over who their kids talk to, allowing them to add or delete contacts, and sends them notifications if their children report or block anyone they have been chatting with. When they do that, the parent or guardian will be notified.

Messenger Kids has sparked a lot of discussions regarding the online safety of children and their potential exposure to harmful individuals. This new application by Facebook is known as Facebook Messenger Kids and this application is used for texting between kids and it is developed keeping in mind the child-friendly content that can be served on the app.

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. "We continue to be focused on making Messenger Kids be the best experience it can be for families", the company wrote. The most interesting thing is that kids don't need a Facebook account to use it, only their parents do.

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