Messenger Kids

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Written by Facebook, Inc.

Rated 4.37904 From 20,130 Votes
$ 0.00
  • Last Updated: 2020-05-08
  • New version: 122.0
  • File size: 205.37 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

Messenger Kids

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Messenger Kids is an iPhone and Android Social Networking App, made by Facebook, Inc.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Facebook, Inc., with the latest current version being 122.0 which was officially released on 2020-05-08. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 20,130 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.37904 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?

Messenger Kids — Made for Kids. Controlled by Parents. Made for Kids. Controlled by Parents. Parent Dashboard: Parents can manage their kids' contact list, and monitor messages on the Messenger Kids app. When kids block contacts, parents are notified. Fun Filters: Kid-friendly filters, reactions, and sound effects make video chats with friends and family even better. Worry Free: Parents can set usage limits when it’s bedtime, and there are no in app-purchases or ads. Creative Convos: Stickers, GIFs, emojis, and drawing tools give kids more ways to express themselves. Easy Start: No phone number required. We’re always working to improve Messenger Kids. If you’d like to share any feedback with us or for more information, visit

Top Reviews

  • Good app but a few things that could be fixed

    By Catoasch
    I love this game . It allows me to talk to my friend with out having a phone number . Also when I'm on vacation in Florida with my grandma , I can chat with my parents back home . But , there is a couple of problems I face with this app . One of them is , the missions . When I got the app at first it had a couple of missions like taking a picture or something . Once I finished all of the missions , I had to wait a little while for some more . But since then there haven't been any for several months . Sometimes I go up to the missions tab to see if there are any more for me to complete . But there haven't been for a long time now . Another problem I get when I use this app is sometimes when I face time a family member or friend , I lose something like the ability to see or hear the person I'm talking to . But it isn't just with me . When I was playing Roblox with a friend while on a call ( which actually works ! ) she started to not beable to hear me but i could hear her perfectly fine. But if Facebook messanger could fix this . Thier ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️rating will be on it’s way .
  • Contacts list parents can see is faulty

    By sjdim
    First of all, it’s not easy figuring out how to delete contacts or add new ones once you have finished initial set up. When I finally figured it out (I had to google it, after I tried downloading the app directly onto my phone to see it I could access parental controls that way), finding out that you access this control from you Facebook account, the contact lists for my two kids were not showing all their contacts. I know this because there were a few relatives I was specifically looking for to delete (not for bad reasons on their part, but just because my kids were bugging them a lot), and they show up on the app for my kids, but not for me to delete from my end. I had to go out of the parental controls for each of my kids and then back in again several times and each time a new contact that previously had not shown up, showed up. It’s really weird. And even still on one of my kids accounts, from my end, it says she does not have her dad as a contact, but I know she does as she messages him all the time on there. This issue needs to be fixed ASAP!
  • Very good, but needs improvement.

    By Noahkittypotter
    I have been using this app since I was 7. It has been fun for me. I can talk to my friends, use fun filters, and send stickers and gifs. However, I don’t appreciate the fact that when new filters come, old ones go away. Also with the missions, for three years it has said to come back later for more. Although It can be good in some ways, I hate when my app goes to sleep. My mom will not change it and it has been horrible. For example, last week I had an unseen text. For three days straight, I couldn’t see my message because of this. On the way to school, my app was still sleeping, when I finish homework, my app is sleeping again. I suggest that maybe this app should have sleeping limits, or no sleeping at all. For a last complaint, blocking. One time my friend wanted to know what happened when she blocked someone. She blocked me and then when she unblocked me, we still couldn’t talk to each other. This app has some flaws, but can be good in many ways. I hope you will agree with me and try to fix these, but also keep up the good work!
  • Potential but so many irritating-to-parent functions!!!

    By JessVY
    Needs so - seemingly slight- upgrades to make this a positive user experience for all. Parents will get barraged with calls for their kids, and turning notifications on your phone off is of no use. Also, when you set sleep mode this seems to be of no use 1 out of 3 times, the calls keep coming in and also, on your phone. We just fielded about 25 calls in the past half hour. I’m working. It is inane. Also sleep mode - only has one setting. So you can’t have your kid access it from 8-9 am, then 12-1 PM, then 4-6 Pm. Oh no, that would be too simple. You need to go on your own Facebook and toggle the sleep mode on or off 5 times a day. So your kid can just be a zombie with friends. Also, like much of Facebook, it’s impossible to actually send them any feedback... unless you go to their website and aren’t on a mobile device. The plus side is, it’s safe. Beyond that I want to tear my hair out and uninstall it so my kid’s friends can stop calling me. I wound up blocking everyone using the “block caller” on my phone. For each new group, I’ll have to do this I guess.
  • Trouble

    By jada bovee
    For some odd reason it says that my child is on a call and won’t let her do a voice message. Don’t download this if you don’t want your kid to have privileges that you do not make. I would not be mad if she was in a call but she was not so now she pretty sad because that is she dose with her friends but still she is still loving that app. Other than that one problem it is a good app for the kiddos just you should have more control. I got paranoid when she was at her dads thinking what if it is an emergency and she can not contact me because of the sleep timer, well I am so glad that I turned it off because something personal happed I will NOT say what but it happed at like 11 pm at night and she was at her dads I would not be able to come if the timer was on and she need me at that time it has no sleep timer on anymore I am not saying get rid of it but if you are in that situation it is good to have it off. Again other than that one problem it is an amazing app I would recommend this app.
  • Keeping connected

    By Lynn1069bec
    This app is great for keeping our children connected to approved family and friends. I haven’t had a problem with this app as of yet. I know there’s great concern amount some parents over it appropriateness? I think that worry is unfounded given the protection messenger kids has implemented. I like that I see request and can see messages. The only thing that bugs me with this app is the fact parents/ approved adults cannot send gifs to their children but the children can send them to the adults. To me that’s a little wacky and lazy of the people that designed the app. I feel like they could have created a bank of approved gifs if they were worried about content. Oh and here’s the thing too parents approved family aren’t going to send inappropriate gifs. So if you’re trying to send a gif and you haven’t figured it out. They don’t let you. Honestly that’s my only complaint and loved that during this lock down our children have been able to stay in contact with family and close friends.
  • Great but needs improvement.

    By amoreash
    So i really like the app, but its limited. Needs to allow more then 2 people to control it for those that co parent like i do with girlfriends and such. The parents should be allow to delete group chats or edit anything without having to go onto there account in there app. Should be able to edit the main picture with pictures and not just taking one and lock it if need to, to keep them from doing random photos. Should be able to lock them from making group chats or messaging certain people at any point n not just block times they can do it. So they can be edited how many times they try to annoy someone by repeat calling them. These would help since i dont have her all the time. Or allow people who don't have Facebook to create there kids account. I have quite a lot of ideas i think could be improved, but over all its great for the little ones. Just working on respect with how to use it properly. Maybe can have videos to show them how to properly use it for kids to learn.
  • Fun app but needs more parent controls

    By nlnslp
    This app has been great to connect my child to his friends while we are doing social distancing. My only issue is the parent controls. It allows you to not allow others to see when he is online which is great. But...the controls only allow you to limit time to one chunk. It would be nice to add other times in. For example, he is allowed to receive messages and calls from 9am-11am and then again from 2pm-4pm. Another feature that would be nice is a timer that can be set to limit time and maybe an option if a friend calls more than 2 times in a row and there is no answer then they can’t call again. I’m finding some of our friends are calling continuously. I don’t want to change the notifications but it also gets to be much when I’m receiving calls continuously as I’m working and my child is not using the app. But...he loves the games, stickers, and all the silly things he can do with his face. 😊
  • From a current user...

    By pixie_awsome_4407
    I am giving you four stars for now. But I have a question. Could you please make it to where you could use the stickers you have downloaded to chat with you friends so you can use them to decorate your photo after you take a picture. For instance, I downloaded ‘Hacker girl’ and ‘Hacker boy’ and I can use neither in camera. You don’t have to do this if it’s too much of a hassle. It is just a suggestion. Other than that, it is a nice app. I can send my best friend photos that won’t send on normal messages.(the app that comes on my phone as a default messenger) and I can talk to my cousins that I only see at family reunions. And family I rarely see at all. The games are fun to do, and the filters are very funny. I live things that you are able to interact with. Four stars for now, and if you actually “reply” to this, or whatever you want to call it, I will give you five stars because I love this app.
  • Too many lags

    By AMAGICisallaroundyou34521
    First of all, WAY too many lags. Most of the reviews are saying that it’s pretty good about it, but I know it’s NOT just my phone. Every time I try calling a friend or family member, there screen just goes black. And it’s really annoying because either they want to show me something but I can’t see, or it’s that I wanna play a game with them and I don’t know what their doing. Oh, and about the games. The games just sometimes stop working! And there’s only three of them, so please consider making more. But whenever we are enjoying one of the games or just having fun and talking, one of us freezes. And it’s SOOOO annoying that we have to either shut down our phones, hang up and call back, or restart the app. This is just WAY TOO LAGGY! I’d rather use Hangouts or Messages, but this? I mean, I guess it’s fine. But I really don’t like the lags! There is also one more problem. It always says the person is online, but there not. So PLEAS fix this!

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