Social networking platform, Facebook has come up with the new mode in its Messenger Kids. The new feature will allow parents to set prearranged “off times” for the app on a child’s device. At the time when the sleep mode is on, kids can’t send as well as receive video calls or messages and if they attempt to send a message then they will receive notification to come back later.

Product Manager at Facebook, Tarunya Govindarajan said, “Parents told us they would like controls that make the app inaccessible at a certain time like during dinner, homework time or bedtime.” Further, Tarunya added, “We took this feedback to heart and built a feature that gives that level of control to parents.”

Facebook’s latest sleep mode is controlled by the Parent Control center in the parent’s Facebook account, which allow them to change “off time” at any time.

Company post stated, “In addition to Sleep Mode, parents can add and remove contacts, delete the child’s account, or create a new account right from the control panel.”

Last year, British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned the company to stay away from his kids.

According to the post, “Facebook told me they would come back with ideas to PREVENT underage use of their product, but instead, they are actively targeting younger children. Stay away from my kids please Facebook and act responsibly.”



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