Instagram is one of the biggest social networking platform in the world and everyone including kids wish to have an account. Presently, Facebook is “exploring” creating a version of Instagram meant for children under 13. However, the company does not have any outlined to create this yet.
The company believes it’s only a matter of time before kids run out of patients waiting for this app to be developed because Instagram’s policies currently prohibit children under the age of 13 from joining the photo-sharing service.
Instagram For Kids
BuzzFeed News News first reported about Facebook working on a version of Instagram for kids. After seeing a post from Instagram’s vice president of product, Vishal Shah, on an internal employee message board saying the company has “identified youth work as a priority for Instagram and have added it to our H1 priority list.”
Instagram for kids is still in it’s planning phase, and the company does not have any plans for it yet.
In a recent to The verge a Facebook spokesperson also confirm the development:
“Right now there aren’t many options for parents, so we’re working on building additional products — like we did with Messenger Kids — that are suitable for kids, managed by parents. We’re exploring bringing a parent-controlled experience to Instagram to help kids keep up with their friends, discover new hobbies and interests, and more.”
Even if the app is created tomorrow, it would still be under parental control. It requires parents to set up their kids’ profiles, and Instagram may do something similar for the kids’ version of its service.
Instagram for Teens Protection
The company announced new security features to prevent adults from sliding into teenagers’ DMs. As part of the new security policy, Instagram will no longer allow adults to message teens that don’t follow them.