Kids can block and unblock their parent-approved contacts.
‘This works’, they said,” Facebook product management director Loren Cheng tells me.
“In other apps, they can contact anyone they want or be contacted by anyone,” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus notes.
“Video calls become so much more playful with AR,” says Marcus.
Sometimes after 5 or 10 minutes it’s really hard to have a sustained conversation with a 7-year-old,” but kids can joke around with Grampa using the selfie filters when they run out of run-on stories to tell them.
Tweens don’t sign up for a Facebook account and don’t need a phone number, but can communicate with other Messenger and Messenger Kids users parents sign-off on, so younger siblings don’t get left out of the family group chat.
“We’ve been working closely with the FTC so we’re lockstep with them.
One thing that might surprise some people is that there’s no way for parents to secretly spy on what their kids are saying in their chats.
Instead, parents have to ask to look at their kids’ screen, which Chung says is a more common behavior pattern.
AZAR - Random Video Chat is exactly what its name suggests it is: an app that lets you have random video conversations with other users.