The Facebook Sleep Mode is the most recent feature added to the social media's child-focused chat app and it aims give parents control of how much time their children spend chatting. Messenger Kids, which was first launched in December 2017, is a standalone app separate from the central Facebook social network. The child-focused messenger app does not feature any advertisements or in-app purchases and was developed in compliance with COPPA.
The messenger app has already amassed quite a following of younger users and the Facebook Sleep Mode is attempting to ensure these children do not get addicted to technology. The feature will give parents the ability to set time limits and shut off times through their Facebook settings. The Facebook Sleep Mode may seem like a basic feature but in a time when social media is becoming more integrated into society, it is an important tool to ensure children do not become reliant on the tech.
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