Facebook Messenger Kids app gets Sleep Mode

YouTube Kids App now allows Parents to Whitelist Channels

YouTube Kids App now allows Parents to Whitelist Channels

Google announced late Wednesday it will give parents more control over the videos appearing in their account and on their device, by limiting the videos displayed to those reviewed by human being employees.

Facebook has begun rolling out a "Sleep Mode" feature to Messenger Kids, offering parents greater control over their children's social media use.

That's right. A mom or dad will be able to sit down and single out as watchable the specific videos their kids can view. Sleep mode is controlled from the Parent Control center in the parent's Facebook account and the "off times" can be changed at any time.

Messenger Kids already lets parents control their childrens' contact lists and view their messages via the parents' app control panel in the main Facebook app, but the lack of time limits has been a glaring omission since Messenger Kids was released late a year ago for iOS devices.

Facebook is adding a "sleep mode" feature to Messenger Kids.

During those "off times", the kids will not be able to send or receive messages in the chat app, play with the camera, engage in video calls or receive any sort of notifications of the app. After tapping on the name of the child, you'll need to tap on "Sleep Mode" in the App Controls. But some child development experts have called for Facebook to pull it, saying it should not be making apps for kids.

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.

Stay tuned with us to know more of such beneficial innovations of Facebook and other tech leaders of the industry.

The app will then pop up a message telling kids it's in Sleep Mode.

Sleep Mode is pretty simple. Since the time Facebook launched Messenger Kids for the iOS in December, the social network has been on fire. The controversy has raised questions about privacy and data collection at Facebook, and it has caused the company to reexamine lots of its policies.

The app is fully dedicated to the Children under the age 13.

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