As per the latest reports, Facebook is working on a new version of the Instagram app that will be only available for Kids under the age of 13. That means Instagram for Kids version is coming soon. As per the present rules and regulations of the app, kids under 13 cannot make a profile on the platform.
Facebook to Bring Instagram Junior for Kids below 13 Age
The head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said, as of now the kid’s version of the photo-sharing app is being explored. He posted a tweet, and said,
“Kids are increasingly asking their parents if they can join apps that help them keep up with their friends. A version of Instagram where parents have control like we did w/ Messenger Kids, is something we’re exploring. We’ll share more down the road.”
Recently, Facebook has announced new features on the app to safeguard teenagers on the app.
The reports say that Facebook is bringing this version for kids to expand its user base. Just like it has done for the Messenger app, there is a Messenger Kids version that was launched in 2017. This app lets the children chat with family members and friends that are approved by their parents.
The kids do not have separate Facebook or Messenger accounts, instead, the app works as a part of the parent’s accounts. Parents have control in their hands as they can decide with who their kids can chat.
Earlier, Instagram has introduced a new feature that stops adults from sending messages to people under 18 who are not following them.
“We have banned adults from direct messaging teenagers who don’t follow them and introduce ‘safety prompts’ that will be shown to teens when they DM adults who have been ‘exhibiting potentially suspicious behaviour'”.
Even, the new Parent’s Guide is announced with expert partners for many countries, even for India. Instagram has more than 1 billion monthly active users globally.