Facebook To Launch New Messaging App For Teens:- The social networking site, Facebook has unveiled its plans reportedly to launch a new messaging app for teens.
The new application is in a bid to protect vulnerable teenagers from cyber bullying and exploitation. With this new app, parents can monitor, on with whom their children are in contact with.
General public cannot search the app called “Talk”, but just by the teens who use it, and will be closed to strangers who are looking to take advantage of teenagers on the internet.
In the main app, a software code was found, that revealed signs of new parental controls, that would set the app apart from Facebook’s Messenger app, according to the website The Information.
“Talk is a messaging app, where you fully control the contacts and your child uses the Talk app to chat with you in the Messenger,” the code said.
The app is expected to be for those who are 13 years old and older. It will not require the user to have a Facebook profile. The social network can help advertisers target users as young as 14, reported The Australian newspaper recently.
While the parental controls in the new messaging app may turn some teens off due to limitations on their freedom on the social media, the service may be helpful to parents who are worried about their inability to monitor to whom their kids talk to online.