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Facebook is using Messenger Kids to encourage kindness

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

Last year, Facebook launched a somewhat controversial Messenger app for children called, appropriately, Messenger Kids. Now, the company is introducing new features and expanding availability for the app. Parents in Canada and Peru can sign their chi...
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Facebook's controversial Messenger Kids is rolling out to Canada and Peru

Facebook's controversial Messenger Kids is rolling out to Canada and Peru

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

Facebook is rolling out Messenger Kids, its controversial chat app for those under 13, to countries outside of the US , as reported by CNET. The app has been widely criticized by advocacy groups that claim it is “ harmful to children and teens .” Messenger Kids will be coming to Peru and Canada, and, for the first time, it will also be available in Spanish and French.
Introduced last December , Messenger Kids allows parents to manage a child's profile through their Facebook account and have control over who the child can contact. It contains no ads or in-app purchases, and it does not...
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Messenger Kids expands outside the U.S., rolls out ‘kindness' features

Messenger Kids expands outside the U.S., rolls out ‘kindness' features

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

Facebook's kid-friendly messaging app, Messenger Kids, is expanding to its first countries outside the U.S. today, with launches in Canada and Peru. It's also introducing French and Spanish versions of its app, and rolling out a handful of new features focused on promoting respect and empathy, including a “Messenger Kids Pledge” and something called “Kindness Stickers,” which are meant to inspire more positive emotions when communicating online.
The stickers say things like “MY BFF” or “Well Done!” or “Best Artist,” and are designed to be placed on shared photos.
Also helpful is the new...
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Does The Future Of Dating Hinge On Facebook

Does The Future Of Dating Hinge On Facebook

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

Match Group, Tinder's parent company, took a 51% stake in dating app Hinge earlier this week. As the dust settles on Facebook's announcement that they are launching a dating feature, what does their upcoming foray into uncharted territory really mean?
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Facebook Brings More Features to Messenger Kids As It Expands to More Countries

Facebook Brings More Features to Messenger Kids As It Expands to More Countries

1 month ago   |   By Phone Scoop

Facebook's Messenger Kids app is set to become more parent-friendly and more widely available. Facebook is updating the app today with a handful of features, including the ability for more than one parent to control the app and account. The company says it is working on "new features rooted in principles of social and emotional learning." For example, kids and parents will be greeted by a pledge of guiding principles when first signing into the app, and can make use of kindness stickers that let people offer encouragement to others. Last, the app is expanding to Canada and Peru, and is...
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