Facebook Messenger Kids now permits sending friend requests

ANI | Updated: Aug 14, 2018 17:18 IST

California [United States], August 14 (ANI): For those who did not know, Facebook has a dedicated Messenger Kids app aimed at the young social media enthusiasts. The app has now been updated to allow kids to make friends with their school buddies, albeit with the same level of parental control.
The Messenger Kids app now allows kids to send friend requests, Mashable reported. It is an opt-in feature and when enabled, creates a four-word passphrase which they have to provide to their friend. The requests still require parental permission. However, it is simply a way to ease up the process of sending requests.
The app, which is for kids younger than 13 years of age, further provides more control to the parents who can remove any contact, set a sleep mode to the app, and does not have any ads or in-app purchases as opposed to the regular Messenger app.
Facebook Messenger Kids app is more like a clean version of the regular Messenger with kid-friendly stickers, GIFs, and emoji. There's also an option for the kids to report or block inappropriate content which will be notified to their parent or guardian. (ANI)