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How To Use Facebook ‘Messenger Kids’ a New App For Kids Under 13

Last updated on August 23rd, 2018 at 07:54 pm

How To Set Up Facebook ‘Messenger Kids’ Account for Your Kids: Facebook for kids

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On Monday social media king Facebook rolled out ‘Messenger Kids’, for younger users under than 13 years old. The most important thing about this app is parents have complete control over what their children see. Apple users with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch in the US can use the app now via a preview build. The application, named Messenger Kids, will be accessible on Android gadgets through the Google Play Store “in the coming months”.

According to Facebook, Messenger Kids, a standalone app that lives on children’s tablets or smartphones, however, can be controlled from a parent’s Facebook account. Regardless of whether it’s utilizing video chat to converse with grandparents, keeping in contact with cousins who live far away, or sending mother a decorated photograph while she’s working late to state howdy, Messenger Kids opens up another universe of online communication to families.

Messenger Kids is brimming with features for children to connect with their loved ones. Parent has to set up their children account. Then children can begin a one-on-one or group video chat with parent-approved contacts. The home screen demonstrates them initially their identity approved to talk with, and when those contacts are on the web.

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Notwithstanding video chat, children can send photographs, videos or instant messages to their parent-approved friends and grown-up relatives, who will get the messages by means of their general Messenger application.

A library of child proper and extraordinarily picked GIFs, frames, stickers, masks and drawing apparatuses gives them a chance to improve the content and express their identities.

Messenger Kids gives parents more control. Parents completely control the contact rundown and children can’t associate with contacts that their parent does not approve. Parents control kids accounts and contacts through the Messenger Kids Controls board in their main Facebook application:

How To Use Facebook Messenger Kids: Facebook for kids

The parent or guardian has to set up kid account on Messenger.  Here is how to set your youngster up with a Messenger Kids account:

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  1. First, download the Messenger Kids app on your child’s iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone from the App Store.
  2. Then, authenticate your child’s device using your own Facebook username and password. This will not create a Facebook account for your child or give them access to your Facebook account.
  3. Finish the setup process by creating an account for your child. Where all you’ll need to do is provide their name. Then the child has a device so they can start chatting with the family and friends you approve.
  4. To add people to your child’s approved contact list, go to the Messenger Kids parental controls panel in your main Facebook app. To get there, click on “More” on the bottom right corner in your main Facebook app. And click “Messenger Kids” in the Explore section.

This preview of Messenger Kids is just accessible in the US as of now on the Apple App Store. And will come to Amazon App Store and Google Play Store in the coming months.

Your kid’s data is safe because there are no ads in Messenger Kids. It is allowed to download and there are no in-application buys. Messenger Kids is likewise designed to be consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA).

Source: Facebook

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I'm Sameer Bille, a blogger from Mumbai, India. I started MuchTech as a passion.Here at Much Tech I write about Tech Tips,Tricks and how to guide.

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