Facebook Hitting The Brakes On ‘Instagram Kids’ App
September 27, 2021 11:04AM CDT
Facebook is hitting the pause button on its controversial ‘Instagram Kids’ app.
It was designed to be a platform used by kids under the age of 13 – but has been met with criticism by parents and lawmakers over concerns it could be harmful, or exploited by predators.
Instagram leadership says that kids are already online, and it would be better to have them on a platform that caters to kids as opposed to what they are using now.
Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the company is “pausing the work” and will “use this time to work with parents, experts and policymakers to demonstrate the value and need for this product.”