Messenger Kids

Years according to Messenger Kids with parent supervision
6+ Years according to Messenger Kids with parent supervision

What is Messenger Kids?

Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app owned by Facebook. It is aimed at children under 13 years and is designed for parents to monitor and control. It allows kids to send messages and make one-on-one or group video calls using features like stickers, GIFs, drawing tools, filters, reactions and sound effects.

Parents can monitor their child’s activity and control their contact list by using the Parent Dashboard. They can also send messages to Messenger Kids from Facebook Messenger, without having to download both apps.

Messenger Kids requires a parent or guardian to sign up on a child’s behalf and does not require a Facebook account. Messenger Kids does not show advertising or offer in-app purchases.


Apps: AndroidApple iOS

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use audio/video calling and messaging apps like Messenger Kids.

Messenger Kids is used for: content sharing, messaging/online chat, online relationships, photo/video sharing, screen capture, video calling and voice chat.

Messenger Kids can be used to communicate with adults using Facebook Messenger.

Facebook Messenger is used for: content sharing, messaging/online chat, photo/video sharing, screen capture, voice chat and video calling.

How can I help my child report a user or content, or block someone? 

  • Report a user 
    Help your child report a user in Messenger Kids.
  • Report a message
    Help your child report a message they do not feel comfortable with in Messenger Kids.
  • Blocking
    Instructions on how to block someone in Messenger Kids.

How can you protect your child’s personal information?

  • Privacy Policy
    Learn how Messenger Kids handles your child’s personal information.
  • Privacy Policy for kids
    See what information your child receives about the Messenger Kids privacy policy.
  • Privacy and Safety
    Learn how to keep your child as safe as possible when using Messenger Kids.
  • Parent Dashboard
    How to manage your child’s Messenger Kids account from the Parent Dashboard.
  • Monitor Images
    Learn how to view recently sent photos and videos in your child’s activity log.

Key safety links

  • Terms of Service
    Understand the terms you agree to by using Messenger Kids.
  • Help Centre
    Offers a range of safety information and general guidance for Messenger Kids.
  • Illegal content
    Advice on what to do if you encounter illegal or abhorrent material in Messenger Kids.

Last updated: 29/02/2024