• Facebook's controversial app for children, Messenger Kids, is expanding outside of the United States for the first time

    7 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook's Messenger Kids app is launching outside of the US for the first time, in Canada and Peru.
    The messaging app aimed at children has been criticised by advocacy groups, who argue children aren't ready to use social media.
    Facebook is also adding new features to the app intended to promote "kindness."
    After Facebook announced Messenger Kids, a messaging app aimed at children, it was widely criticized by child advocacy groups - but it's not backing down.
    The company is now launching the app in countries outside the US for the first time, it announced on Friday, and introducing new...
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  • Facebook Messenger Kids App Is Expanding

    Facebook Messenger Kids App Is Expanding

    7 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Facebook's Messenger Kids app is heading outside the U.S. to Canada and Peru.
    As part of the expansion, the social networking giant said Friday that it would also debut Spanish and French language versions of the children's messaging app that are now available in all three countries where the service is available.
    Facebook fb introduced Messenger Kids in December, pitching it as a safer way for children under 13 to chat with friends while sending them silly GIFs, emoji, and other goofy digital imagery. Unlike the core Facebook social networking service or other messaging apps, Facebook...
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