Is Facebook Down, FB messenger down for many users

Is Facebook Down, FB messenger down for many users

The new app, Messenger Kids, enables Facebook to target parents whose kids are still too young to use world's largest social network (which requires users to be at least 13 years old).

And for the past several months, many families at Messenger and Facebook have used the app and helped come up with some of the key features like the easy-to-use parental controls.

The move seems created to lure kids to the app before they try Facebook rival Snapchat, which is popular with teens.

So how does Facebook plan to moderate its Kids app?

Facebook Messenger has stopped working, leaving millions of users worldwide unreachable via chat. " said Loren Cheng, Product Management Director, Facebook".

Every child account on Messenger Kids must be set up by a parent.

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Authenticate: Then, authenticate your child's device using your own Facebook username and password.

Messenger Kids gives parents more control.

Facebook has rolled out a new app called "Messenger Kids", that will let kids under the age of 13 text and video chat with their friends and family without those pesky ads or in app purchases.

"Messenger Kids gives parents more control". But the company did not respond to our questions asking what it means by "stringent policies" or if it will publicly disclose them. But as Facebook has shown in the past, community standards, a team of moderators, and automated tools do not necessarily ensure that the platform will be moderated appropriately, efficiently, and free of bias.

Facebook said it consulted with 1,200 parents plus online security and child development specialists, including the National Parent-Teacher Association, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Connect Safely, Center on Media and Child Health, and Sesame Workshop.

The Messenger Kids app is now only available in the United States and can be downloaded on iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone from the App Store.