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Facebook Halts Instagram Kids Progress Due To Concerns

Facebook Halts Instagram Kids Progress Due To Concerns

by Raja IdrisSeptember 29, 2021
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You might have heard before that Facebook, who owns Instagram was working into introducing a ‘Kids version’ of Instagram. Ever since the news went out, it has gotten critics from the public. Now, they’ve announced that they are halting the idea, at least for now.

Instagram Kids development paused

Instagram Kids

The app that’s catered for children was revealed back in March this year where Instagram themselves had confirmed of the development. Of course, it raised concerns ranging from rights organizations to mental health groups.

Instagram says the app is a dedicated service for children and intends to spread the idea that the app is a “good and necessary thing”.

Despite of their decision to pause the development, they’ve revealed that we may still see the app in the future. Revealed in a blog post, Instagram head Adam Mosseri has said that Instagram Kids is “the right thing to do”. He adds that the app would be different from the standard version but will come with ads.

Our intention is not for this version to be the same as Instagram today. Parents can supervise the time their children spend on the app and oversee who can message them, who can follow them, and who they can follow.

Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram

To top it off, he has said that critics are wrong to see the project as a failed idea seeing that it faces a halt. Instead, he claims that they are working with parents, policymakers and more to showcase the “value and need” for the app.

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Pokdepinion: No and no. Honestly I don’t think that children should be on apps such as Instagram anyways. But then again, that’s just me. I feel so old just by saying that..

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Raja Idris
The name's King, Kingky King. Likes to keep it simple and straightforward. A person who games regardless of what platform. Need value for money performance? Get AMD.