Messenger Kids — Made for Kids. Controlled by Parents.
Made for Kids. Controlled by Parents.
Parents can manage their kids' contact list, and monitor messages on the Messenger Kids app. When kids block contacts, parents are notified.
Kid-friendly filters, reactions, and sound effects make video chats with friends and family even better.
Parents can set usage limits when it’s bedtime, and there are no in app-purchases or ads.
Stickers, GIFs, emojis, and drawing tools give kids more ways to express themselves.
No phone number required.
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Thank you for using Messenger Kids! We are continuously updating and improving the app to make it an even better experience for kids and their families.
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Contacts list parents can see is faulty
First of all, it’s not easy figuring out how to delete contacts or add new ones once you have finished initial set up. When I finally figured it out (I had to google it, after I tried downloading the app directly onto my phone to see it I could access parental controls that way), finding out that you access this control from you Facebook account, the contact lists for my two kids were not showing all their contacts. I know this because there were a few relatives I was specifically looking for to delete (not for bad reasons on their part, but just because my kids were bugging them a lot), and they show up on the app for my kids, but not for me to delete from my end.
I had to go out of the parental controls for each of my kids and then back in again several times and each time a new contact that previously had not shown up, showed up. It’s really weird. And even still on one of my kids accounts, from my end, it says she does not have her dad as a contact, but I know she does as she messages him all the time on there. This issue needs to be fixed ASAP!
This is an excellent app for kids. I am a super cautious/boarder line paranoid parent when it comes to my children and internet safety. The contacts my kids have are completely controlled by me, and there’s no way for a child to work around the parental controls. This is HUGE, as almost all other online platforms’ parental control features are super easy to bypass by a child with even minimal technological understanding. I am technologically impaired, personally, which is even more cause for my concerns about my kids being safe online. It’s hard enough to protect them sufficiently for people that understand all possible functions and pitfalls with different apps/platforms. When the kids have a better grasp of technological functionality than the parent does that’s a recipe for disaster in my mind because they can get around almost any safety measure I might apply. That’s not possible with this app. It’s simple to understand and 100% secure. Everything goes through me from the contacts that get added to even sending me notifications if my child deletes a contact or something comes up in conversation that I may find concerning. I can see anything and everything they do when I
But it’s nice that they have that extra, “hey you might wanna check this” notification in case you haven’t checked in a while or miss something. I recommend this app absolutely!
My kids love this.. but literally NO boundaries
I have had this app for ONE day and my phone is nonstop blowing up. I have turned all notifications off (which I’d rather not have to do) However. There is not any type of a silent mode or an option to not contact the kids at a certain time. Even with zero notifications my phone keeps going off with all of the phone calls coming in from my child’s friends. Like 10x/minute. It is way too much. I have found myself logging on asking my daughters friends to please respect that it is bedtime. There needs to be some boundaries on this app! Like there should be a “do not disturb” option and also a function that requires parents permission for FaceTiming. Giving them access to chat at any time with friends is a complete invasion of privacy. My daughter respects it once I catch on that she’s FaceTiming.. but I should be able to allow the time frame when she has access to do it period. Already had a “moment” where I had to raise my voice and she’s literally FaceTiming with a friend.. who is in front of her parents.. and they heard everything. Beyond uncomfortable knowing that our privacy is invaded by kids that are just doing what the app allows them to get away with. More boundaries please or this thing is getting deleted. It is overwhelming after day 1.
- Facebook, Inc.
- 217 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.