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Instagram stops planning to launch a version for children


Facebook Inc.’s photo-sharing application Instagram has officially announced the cessation of the Instagram Kids project due to objections from US congressmen and advocacy groups.

(Source: nytimes.com)

Instagram Kids – a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13 will not be released as planned due to opposition from US congressmen and advocacy groups.

Facebook Inc’s Instagram photo sharing application on September 27 officially announced the cessation of the project. However, the company still insists building this application is the right thing to do.

Instagram’s statement states that children are already using the internet, and the company believes it’s better and better for parents to develop apps that provide age-appropriate experiences. .

The company said it will continue to build monitoring tools so that parents can monitor their children’s activities.

Previously, US lawmakers and many advocacy groups opposed Instagram’s plan to launch Instagram Kids, urging the “big” social network to remove this version plan because they thought Instagram could not offer it “. meaningful commitments” to protect children in the cyber environment.

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