To protect teenagers from harmful online threatening and exploitation, Facebook is launching its new messaging app called Facebook Talk.
Facebook Talk will allow parents to monitor who their children are in contact with The app called Facebook Talk, cannot be searched by the general public but just by the teens that use it and will be closed to strangers who are looking to take advantage of teenagers on the internet.
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Facebook Talk to Protect Teenagers:
According to the official Information from a website, a software code was found in the main app that revealed signs of new parental controls that would set the app apart from Facebook’s Messenger app.
The code said, “Facebook Talk is messaging app where you fully control the contacts and your child uses the Talk app to chat with you in Messenger.” The app is expected to be for those who are 13 Years old and above and will not require the user to have a Facebook profile.
A Recent report from the Australian newspaper revealed that the social network can help advertisers to target users as young as 14. While the parental controls in the new Facebook Talk messaging app may turn some teens off due to limitations on their freedom of 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.
Recently Facebook launched its standalone iOS app named Lifestage for people who are under 21 year. This app allows users to discover video profiles created by others in their school to learn more about them. Every time someone updates their page, it shows up in feed prompting others to check it out.
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