Facebook adds 'sleep mode' parental control feature on Messenger Kids

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

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

YouTube Kids is introducing new features that will give parents greater control over the content their children can access while using the app.

"Sleep mode" feature live within a parent's main Facebook app but for now though only one parent will have the access to control this feature inside Facebook. When the app is in Sleep Mode, kids can not send or receive messages or video calls, play with the creative camera or receive notifications. 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.

Facebook's Messenger Kids app is displayed on an iPhone in NY on February 16, 2018. "Parents told us they would like controls that make the app inaccessible at a certain time, like during dinner, homework time or bedtime". Parents can change the "off times" whenever they want. After tapping on the name of the child, you'll need to tap on "Sleep Mode" in the App Controls.

Setting up the account for each child will give parents the option of setting limits to what videos can be displayed and played.

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Beginning this week, parents will be able to select "trusted channels" and topics that their children can access on the app, like "Sesame Workshop" or "learning", that have been curated by people at YouTube Kids and its partners.

The social media platform's Messenger Kids app is getting a pretty nice update in the near future. It is meant to be a tool for parents to check their kid's contacts list and what are they texting about, but also to be a safe space for children to learn about the digital world. You will be allowed to create different settings for weekdays and weekends.

What do you think of the idea of Messenger Kids in general?

Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg have been under the radar ever since the social network's disclosure that 87 million of its users' information was wrongly shared with Cambridge Analytica, a political targeting firm.

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