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Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
I don’t see the problem II.
Original title right 👌🏻. I was looking at the app on the App Store to see if my younger sister could use it. I wrote another review that I saw when I was looking at other reviews, I am NOT being disrespectful or at least trying to be but some parents say it is really complicated. When my mom got this for me it was the first time we had ever used it and it took like 5 minutes to set up. Pretty simple. If notifications bother you then at night or before your kids use it just turn notifications off via settings ;-;. Sticking by my opinion that the filters are a little childish for me, I would appreciate if you enter your age and you get age appropriate filters such as (for the older kids) a filter from actual messenger me and my friend use when talking to each other on our parents devices, which is the cat filter (that is creepy, not going into detail) that we use all the time. Totally recommend this for younger kids. Totally recommend this for kids who can’t get social media.
- Facebook, Inc.
- 224.3 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, Indonesian, Malay, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese, Zulu
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.