FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of Facebook logo in this illustration picture, April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it plans to add new tools and features for parental control in its messaging app for users under the age of 13, months after questions rose about application’s privacy protection for children.
The new features will include access for parents to see their children’s chat history and will allow them to keep a track of the accounts which are blocked or unblocked on the application, the company said.
Parents can also see the most recent photos or videos sent and received in the app’s inbox, and can remove them if needed, Facebook added.
In August, Facebook acknowledged a flaw it fixed in Messenger Kids that allowed thousands of children to join group chats in which not all members of the group were approved by their parents.
Facebook has been under scrutiny by multiple governments over…
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