Facebook released Messenger instant messaging service specifically for the children aged 6 to 12 years titled Messenger Kids app two years ago.
This service allows the children to register, without having a Facebook account. This Facebook Messenger Kids messaging service is intended to make children safe when communicating with someone who has been allowed.
Promising secure communication for its users, in fact, there are known bugs in the Facebook Messenger Kids. Of course, it makes the parents worry.
As reported by Forbes, the bug allows children to communicate with the strangers, that are avoided by the parents.
The bug also no longer makes Facebook Messenger Kids safe for the children. They can participate in adult chat groups, without permission from their parents.
Facebook also reported that during the past week, the company had sent a message to the parents saying that the technical errors had allowed children to become part of illegal groups.
Facebook justifies it was a technical error. They had closed the group chats.
This problem arises when the app allows an approved friend to invite the child into a chat group, where this child can communicate with the friends who are approved by the first friend. This allows children to talk to strangers online.
The company also promises that such errors will not occur in the future.
Messenger Kids app is broadly the same as the basic Messenger app. The same features that allow users to exchange text, videos, photos, and GIFs. Users can also use the filters for virtual chatting.
However, with the Messeger Kids app, the parents are no need to worry. The reason is that in this service there is a difference that has parental control features.
This means that the friends or the family members who can connect with the child via Messenger Kids app must pass the parental consent through their Facebook account.