YouTube Kids App now allows Parents to Whitelist Channels

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The new option is being controlled by a parent from the Parent Control center in the parent's Facebook account.

"One area of focus for us has been to build new features that give parents even more control around the content available in the YouTube Kids app so they can make the right choice for their unique family and for each child within their family", he added. As anybody who uses Facebook regularly likely knows, having instant access to your friends and family can be an addictive experience - it's easy to unintentionally spend more time chatting with your pals than doing something more productive.

Facebook's Messenger Kids app is displayed on an iPhone in NY on February 16, 2018. Tap on the child's name, and then on "Sleep Mode" in the App Controls section.

The new feature will allow parents to set designated start and stop times for when the app will go to "sleep".

Turning on sleep mode is also a good excuse for parents to have a conversation with their kids about the boundaries and limits they should have when using technology, said Tarunya Govindarajan, product manager for Messenger Kids.




Since the app was released parents have blocked and flagged thousands of videos for being "fake" copies of their kids' favorite cartoon characters.

The YouTube Kids app had the option of switching search off from a long time, now the feature is said to be updated in order to restrict suggestions also, with only those videos that are verified by a special team of YouTube Kids moderators which are visible.

Messenger Kids, which was introduced in December, is a standalone app separate from Facebook's main social network and the regular version of Facebook Messenger.

There are also plenty of reasons to be wary of apps like Messenger Kids and YouTube Kids. By adding new features to this Children app, the giant is trying to make it more efficient for the existing users of the app. You will be allowed to create different settings for weekdays and weekends.

Parents have told us that they like how Messenger Kids allows them to fully control the contact list and check in on their child's messaging as they're learning to navigate the digital world. If they try to open the app, they'll see a message telling them that it's in sleep mode and to come back later.

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