Facebook Messenger Kids For Android Released Today

Facebook Messenger Kids

Facebook Messenger Kids

For the kids there's stickers, GIFs and they can attach frames to pictures or send emoji just like usual chat apps.

Facebook's Messenger app for kids which was launched in December only for iOS, has roll out on Android devices in the U.S. Facebook made it available for Amazon Fire tablets last month. To interact with other children, both the parents must have Messenger Kids authenticated and installed on their kids' devices.

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While is there no doubt that a heavily curated ecosystem for kids is good and saves them from the horror that is the open internet, another question arises: do we need to get kids on Facebook Messenger in their formative years? This new application by Facebook is known as Facebook Messenger Kids and this application is used for texting between kids and it is developed keeping in mind the child-friendly content that can be served on the app.

Unfortunately, they already are.

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It's not as if parents are allowing kids to use devices instead of having them doing kid-like things, like running around outside, reading books, riding bikes, making art, or playing with friends. Some people will argue that kids do not need a smartphone or tablet at such a young age, and they're right to a certain degree. Parents are able to strictly control who their kids are able to connect with over the app. In the letter, the group asked Zuckerberg to discontinue the app, saying the new Messenger product may "undermine children's healthy development".

However, for those parents who have chosen to use the app, the feedback so far has been positive. You can download the Messenger Kids app in the Google Play Store.

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