Facebook is developing a version of Instagram for children
Facebook is developing a version of Instagram for children

(Adam Mosseri) Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has confirmed that a version of the popular photo-sharing app for children under the age of 13 is in development.

Mosseri said: The Facebook-owned company knows a lot of kids want to use Instagram, but they don't have a scheme yet.

Mosseri added: Part of the solution is to create an Instagram copy for parents, teens or children with transparency or control, and we are trying to investigate this solution.

Current Instagram policy prohibits children under the age of 13 from using the platform.

Facebook spokesperson Joe Osborne (Joe Osborne) said: We are working hard to develop other products, just like we did with Messenger Messenger. These products are kid-friendly and parent-friendly.

We explore the introduction of Instagram parental controls to help kids stay in touch with their friends, discover new hobbies and interests, and more.

Instagram Vice President of Products Vishal Shah (Vishal Shah) said in an internal post on the billboard, "The youth pillar project has been identified as the company's top priority."

Instagram's community portfolio focuses on privacy and security concerns to ensure the best possible experience for teens.

Mosseri is overseeing the project with Vice President Pavni Diwangi, who has been in charge of YouTube Kids at Google.

Instagram released a post earlier this week detailing its work in providing a safe platform for young users. However, a new version has not been mentioned for children under 13 years of age.

Online positioning products for children under the age of 13 have privacy and legal concerns.

In September 2019, the Federal Trade Commission fined Google $ 170 million for monitoring movie tapes to display ads on YouTube in violation of the Children's Privacy Act (COPPA).

Musical.ly was fined $ 5.7 million in February 2019 for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

Facebook launched an ad-free version of its Messenger Kids chat platform in 2017, targeting children between the ages of 6 and 12.

A bug in Messenger Messenger Kids in 2019 allowed children to join groups with strangers, allowing thousands of children to have conversations with unauthorized users.

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