Back in 2017, the social networking giant Facebook unveiled a new messaging application called the Facebook Messenger Kids app and it is meant for the little ones to communicate with their near and dear ones with the permission of the parents. Having said that, Facebook has the privacy issues and many times the application and the company came under the fire. Well, now the Messenger Kids application comes under the fire again and this time it is a big privacy concern.
The Facebook Messenger Kids application has a bug and that allowed kids to join group chats with unapproved contacts. This is a very serious privacy problem and the company has realized the issue and quietly notifying the parents about the technical issue but it does not reveal it publicly.
About Facebook Messenger Kids App
The app is targeting the little ones, they can use the app to chat, share, or even can make video calls, everything will be the same. But the app comes with the safety measures, as the app has parental controls which means you can control your kids, like to whom your kids can talk with.
Parents can control the Messenger Kids app from their Facebook account, and the app has been co-developed by Facebook with parents, expert, and kids. The way the app work is parents first download it on their Kids device, and they should authenticate the device using their Facebook account. Then parents need to provide their kid’s name, once the setup process completes. Your kids can able to start chatting with the contacts which are approved by you.
The Messenger Kids app is coming with all the features of the regular Messenger app, which means it has the features like masks, emoji, sound effects and more to give the maximum fun to your kids.