Faizel Patel - 05/02/2020
Social media company Facebook says it plans to add new tools and features for parental control in its messaging app for users under the age of 13 after concerns were raised about the application’s privacy protection for children.
Reuters reports the new features will include access for parents to see their children’s chat history and will allow them to keep a track of the accounts, which are blocked or unblocked on the social media site.
Parents will also be able to see the most recent photos or videos sent and received in the app’s inbox, and delete them if needed.
Last year Facebook acknowledged a flaw it fixed in Messenger Kids that allowed thousands of children to join group chats in which not all members of the group were approved by their parents.
Facebook has been under scrutiny by multiple governments over child safety protections on its suite of apps, especially since announcing its plan to extend end-to-end encryption across its messaging services last year.