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Facebook Messenger Kids app gets Sleep Mode

Facebook Messenger Kids app gets Sleep Mode

Kids love the recommended videos in the app-and parents have told us they are also interested in more ways to personalize the app for their specific style.

Facebook has its own Messenger app dedicated to Kids named with Facebook Messenger Kids.

If you're a parent who has trouble getting their kids to sleep at night or keeping them focused on their homework due to constant device use, Facebook might have a solution to your woes.

Facebook's Messenger Kids app is displayed on an iPhone in NY on February 16, 2018.

When the Messenger Kids app is in Sleep Mode, kids will be unable to send or receive messages or video calls. If they try to use the app, they'll see a message telling them that the app is in Sleep Mode and that they should come back later.

Not too long ago, Facebook launched a kids version of its mega popular Messenger app. This ensures that they don't have to constantly monitor or change app controls, giving them the peace of mind for their children. In the time since its arrival on iOS in December, the app has graduated to Android, but on that same day a report emerged highlighting how numerous "experts" who had vetted the original Messenger Kids app were funded by Facebook. Child health experts the world over have written to Facebook to withdraw the app designed specifically for children under the age of 13. Under the "app controls" header, the Sleep Mode menu will appear.

The new sleep mode will allow parents to set predetermined times that Messenger Kids can not be used, whether that's a blocked out time for homework, during the night, or other times decided upon by the guardian. You will be allowed to create different settings for weekdays and weekends. This could be a good time to let them know that you're setting limits for them on Messenger Kids. "In addition to all the work our teams are doing behind the scenes to make the experience the best it can be, we're also offering parents even more options to make the right choice for their family and for each child within their family".


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