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Facebook pausing effort to build Instagram for kids


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Facebook announced Monday morning it’s pausing its work on Instagram for kids, after the company faced a slew of backlash from users and lawmakers.

While we think that building “Instagram Kids” is the right decision, Instagram and its parent Facebook will reconsider the project. In an interim, Instagram said it will focus on teenager safety and expanding parental supervision options for teens.

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It was intended that the app could be used by children younger than 13 years to provide access to a new version.

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