In the context of Facebook’s social media services, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, it has been reported that Facebook is preparing to launch a new social media platform for children.
According to reports, Facebook is working on an Instagram app for kids under the age of 13.
According to the BuzzFeed News website, Vishal Shah, Instagram’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, stated that the goal is to prioritize youth activities.
Pavni Diwanji, who oversaw the development of Google’s YouTube Kids version, will also be in charge of the project.
Despite the growing interest in children using Instagram, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri says the company has decided to create a child-friendly Instagram version for children under the age of 13 because age verification has been a challenge for his company.
Mr. Mosseri, on the other hand, has yet to announce a timeline for the development and release of this app.
Earlier this year, Facebook launched Messenger Kids as part of its Messenger service, but 95 child health organizations from around the world demanded that Mark Zuckerberg stop using it.
The main reason for this, according to them, is that increased use of technological devices and services has a significant negative impact on children’s health.
It should be noted that it is unlikely that this Instagram version will be released, as there is already a global debate over whether the social media version designed for children has achieved its intended goal.