Messenger Kids

While there are so many messaging apps to enjoy today, not all can be considered child-friendly. Most of these apps come with unrestricted web access which is definitely not safe for kids. Interestingly, Facebook launched Messenger Kids so parents can finally take control of their kid’s messenger account. As what the title suggests, Messenger Kids is an app that is designed for kids. The app works the same with Facebook Messenger but with parental control features. It also comes with colorful and fun filters for kids to enjoy. If you worry that your kids might accidentally engage in an unsafe conversation with strangers or might get access to sites that are not meant for their age, you should definitely consider adding Messenger Kids on their device and make it their default messaging system.

Messenger KidsHow do Messenger Kids work?

Messenger Kids is actually a standalone app that you can download on the device with a core function that allows kids to safely communicate with their family and friends through messages and video calls. Unlike Facebook Messenger though, Messenger Kids doesn’t require your kids to create a separate or individual Facebook account. Simply download the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App store to get started. Once done, open the app, authenticate the device, and log in using your Facebook account. The app will then ask you to enter your child’s name. Input the information being asked and you are done.

You can then head over to your account on your device and access the parental controls panel for Messenger Kids to set limitations, add friends, keep a check on what your child is doing, and much more. To do so, go to the Facebook app’s settings panel and tap on the “more” option. Click the Messenger Kids option and then tap explore. Messenger Kids features a huge collection of fun and colorful filters for your kids to enjoy. They can also make their conversation more appealing by sending colorful stickers, funny GIFs, emojis, and even a drawing tool to express themselves more creatively. Now that most kids are forced to stay at home in observance of the coronavirus outbreak, many kids and parents find this app absolutely beneficial.

Messenger KidsFeatures

Parent Dashboard– Parents can manage their kids’ contact list, and monitor messages on the Messenger Kids app. When kids block contacts, parents are notified.

Fun Filters– The app comes with a huge collection of kid-friendly filters, reactions, and sound effects that make video chats with friends and family even better.

Worry-free – Parents can set usage limits when it’s bedtime, and there are no in-app-purchases or ads.

Creative Convos– Make your conversation even more appealing through a huge library of stickers, GIFs, emojis, and drawing tools that give kids more ways to express themselves.

Easy Start– No phone number required and you do not need to create a separate Facebook Account for your kid either.

Messenger KidsDownload & Install Messenger Kids

For Android

  1. Messenger Kids requires an Android version 4.0 or above
  2. It has a Content Rating of (3+)
  3. For Android, the app size is 32.5 MB so it won’t really hurt much of your phone storage
  4. Messenger Kids requires a stable Internet connection.
  5. The app will ask you to grant permission to access Wifi Connection information, Storage, Photos/Media/Files, Camera, Device ID, Phone, Microphone, and more.

For iOS

  1. Messenger Kids for iOS requires iOS version 10.0 or later
  2. This app is compatible with various Apple products (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch)
  3. The Age Rating for Messenger Kids is (4+)
  4. Messenger Kids for iOS is currently on its version 144.0 with recent updates providing improvements, brand new offers, and more
  5. The download size for iOS is 226.5MB
  6. The app is available in multiple languages

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