Facebook now lets parents schedule 'sleep mode' in Messenger Kids app

Facebook now lets parents schedule 'sleep mode' in Messenger Kids app

But parents also told us they would like controls that make the app inaccessible at a certain time, like during dinner, homework time or bedtime. "We took this feedback to heart and built a feature that gives that level of control to parents", Tarunya Govindarajan, Product Manager at Facebook, said in a blog post late Friday.

It's simple to use, and while you can go in and adjust the times at any time, you can also just set it and forget it so you don't have to worry about constantly monitoring and changing the controls for the app.

YouTube has decided three years after the release of their YouTube Kids app to give parents more control over what their children view on the app following complaints that not all videos on the site were suitable for children, Variety reports.

Not too long ago, Facebook launched a kids version of its mega popular Messenger app. The new "sleep mode" feature will give the parents the ability to set designated daily "off times" when Messenger Kids will go to sleep. PCMag recently spoke to Antigone Davis, Facebook's Head of Global Safety, who acknowledged that the social network has a responsibility to work with families when creating experiences for the next generation of tech users. The app comes with total parents control feature so parents can setup things for their Children.

Messenger Kids doesn't have any advertisements or in-app purchases, and Facebook said it was developed in compliance with COPPA, the law that protects children's privacy online. Now, the Messenger Kids has received a new feature called Sleep Mode. When they attempt to access the app, they'll come across a message asking them to come back later, and letting them know it's in sleep mode presently.

What do you think of the idea of Messenger Kids in general? Google hopes this is another step in the right direction of making YouTube Kids a safe-space for the 11 million children who watch videos in the app every week. Messenger Kids application is absolutely for free and you can download the app for both, iOS and Android platform for free.

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