Facebook just found a new way to nab younger users.
The social network announced Monday it’s launching a new app, Messenger Kids, which allows children to use Facebook’s messaging software — the first time the company has allowed children younger than 13 to have an official presence on any of its platforms.
Think of Messenger Kids as a kind of stripped-down version of the regular Messenger app, but with a bunch of extra parental controls. Kids can swap messages; make video calls; and share selfies, GIFs, and stickers with people on their (parent-approved) friends list. The app is available now to iPhone users in the United States. Read more…