Facebook is rolling out plans for a children’s version of Instagram aimed at kids under the age of 13.
BuzzFeed reported on an internal Facebook company post that said the company would start building a kids’ friendly version of Instagram. And they hoped the new app would let them use Instagram ‘safely.’
Instagram currently has an age-limit for use.
“Increasingly kids are asking their parents if they can join apps that help them keep up with their friends. Right now there aren’t many options for parents, so we’re working on building additional products … that are suitable for kids, managed by parents,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
“We’re exploring bringing a parent-controlled experience to Instagram to help kids keep up with their friends, discover new hobbies and interests, and more.”
Facebook which owns Instagram, has been trying to tackle the problem of under age users in recent months.
The platform is rolling out new safety features, including preventing adults from messaging people under the age of 18 who do not follow them.
It will also send out safety notices for teens when messaged by an adult sending a large number of friend requests or messages to people under 18. And the platform will also make it more difficult for adults to find and follow teens using the search function on Instagram.
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