How to Sign Your Child Up for Facebook’s New ‘Messenger Kids’

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Today Facebook denounced Messenger Kids, a new kids-only chronicle of Messenger for children underneath 13 who aren’t aged adequate to have a Facebook comment of their possess though still wish to discuss with friends and family on a amicable network.

The parent-controlled app allows Mom and Dad to confirm who their child can have on their hit list. Once a hit like a child’s best crony or an aunt or cousin is added, they can discuss openly with that chairman regulating a service. There are even kid-friendly GIFs, masks, and stickers they can use. It’s only like unchanging Messenger, though an age-appropriate version. And authorized adults can discuss with a child regulating unchanging Messenger.


Conversations are constantly monitored around synthetic comprehension to safeguard that inapt calm or denunciation doesn’t get through, and if possibly celebration gets dissapoint about a review everyone’s relatives are told when someone in a convo gets blocked or reported by a other.

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But kids can’t pointer adult on their own. While a app operates as a possess chronicle of Messenger, kid’s accounts are indeed nested underneath their parent’s accounts. So, small Andy’s relatives have to download a app onto his iPad and afterwards pointer into it with their comment in sequence to emanate one for him.


Here’s a step-by-step from Facebook on how to make that happen. For now, a app is being tested only on iOS, though it will be accessible for a Kindle Fire and Android inclination in a entrance months:

  1. Download: First, download a Messenger Kids app on your child’s iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone from a App Store.
  2. Authenticate: Then, substantiate your child’s device regulating your possess Facebook username and password. This will not emanate a Facebook comment for your child or give them entrance to your Facebook account.
  3. Create an account: Finish a setup routine by formulating an comment for your child, where all you’ll need to do is yield their name. Then a device can be handed over to a child so they can start chatting with a family and friends we approve.
  4. Add contacts: To supplement people to your child’s authorized hit list, go to a Messenger Kids parental controls row in your categorical Facebook app. To get there, click on “More” on a bottom right dilemma in your categorical Facebook app, and click “Messenger Kids” in a Explore section.

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