Facebook launches Messenger Kids in 70 more countries, adds new friending features


In Dec. 2017, Facebook launched Messenger Kids, a special version of its messaging app aimed at kids under 13 years of age, in the United States.

Now, the company is expanding the app’s presence in a big way by launching it in more than 70 new countries. The full list of locations where Messenger Kids is available can be found here.

Originally, Messenger Kids was a pretty stripped-down version of Messenger with additional parental controls. Other differences included the absence of ads and Facebook’s promise never to share Messenger Kids data with advertisers. However, Facebook itself admits that the strict controls made it quite hard for kids to connect with friends through the app – which is sort of its main point. Read more…

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