Privacy issues abound as users have no control over who views their broadcasts, and all their clicks and interactions as a viewer could be collected or shared.
Via in-app purchase, viewers can purchase coins to give as gifts to broadcasters.
This is by far the most clumsy part of Messenger Kids, and something Facebook might be able to improve with a way for Messenger Kids to let children perhaps photograph a QR code on their playmate’s app to request that their parents connect.
Also, a live quiz show called Quiz Biz allows users to answer questions and potentially win real money.
Users log in with a phone number, Facebook account, or Instagram account. " /Violent content is prohibited, but the terms of service do not specify what is considered violent content.
From there, kids can dive instantly into a video chat or text thread with their contacts.
No message content is collected for ad targeting (same as Messenger), and there’s no in-app purchases to worry about.
“But the side effect will be that they use Messenger more and create family groups.” Marcus tells me he’s excited about getting his 8-year-old into the family chat alongside his 14- and 17-year-old children.
It’s important to understand that kids under 13 still can’t sign up for a Facebook account.
Users log in with a phone number, Facebook account, or Instagram account.
For the first time, Facebook is opening up to children under age 13 with a privacy-focused app designed to neutralize child predator threats that plague youth-focused competitors like Snapchat. S., “Messenger Kids” lets parents download the app on their child’s phone or tablet, create a profile for them and approve friends and family with whom they can text and video chat from the main Messenger app.
Tweens don’t sign up for a Facebook account and don’t need a phone number, but can communicate with other Messenger and Messenger Kids users parents sign-off on, so younger siblings don’t get left out of the family group chat.
“We’ve been working closely with the FTC so we’re lockstep with them.
Special proactive detection safety filters prevent children from sharing nudity, sexual content or violence, while a dedicated support team will respond quickly to reported or flagged content.