With Messenger Kids...

Parents Have More Control

* Parents approve every contact, so kids can chat in a safer, more controlled environment.
* Parents can remove any contact at any time
* Parents can use sleep mode to set times when their child cannot use the app.
* Messages don't disappear and can't be hidden in case parents would like to check in.
* There are no ads or in-app purchases, and the app is free to download.

Kids Have More Fun

* Kid-appropriate stickers, GIFs, frames and emojis help kids creatively express themselves.
* One-on-one or group video calls come to life with fun, interactive masks.
* The feature-filled camera lets kids create videos and decorate photos to share with loved ones.

Works with Messenger

* Parents and parent-approved adults chat with kids through Messenger.
* Works on all tablets and smartphones.
* No phone number is needed - you only need Wi-Fi.

Made Safer for Kids

* Creating a Messenger Kids account for a child does not create a Facebook account for them.
* Parents and guardians use their own Facebook accounts to create a Messenger Kids account for their child.
* Kids have the option to report or block contacts and report inappropriate content. If a child submits a report, their parent or guardian will be notified.
* We're always working to improve Messenger Kids. If you'd like to share any feedback with us or for more information, visit

What’s New

Version 73.0

Thank you for using Messenger Kids! We are continuously updating and improving the app to make it an even better experience for kids and their families.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
5.1K Ratings

5.1K Ratings

sjdim ,

Contacts list parents can see is faulty

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!

amoreash ,

Great but needs improvement.

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.

Aria Lockon ,

AMAZING but one thing

Ok first to all parents who say "oh no! This is bad for kids! Or this dance is not appropriate! Or why can't they go outside?" Well 1. Messenger KIDS would never make an innapropriate scene. The dance party pack the one that's so called "innapropriate" is just a figure holding because he needs to go to the bathroom!! 2. Well parents the world is getting more dangerous. There are shootings, kidnappings and more. Hence, more kids need adult supervision. So your can't go and knock on their door and say hey want to play? But messenger kids let's then talk and have a social life! Not one holed up in a room playing FORTNITE, but talking! It makes your child HAPPY! And isn't their happiness more important than your silly opinion on an APP. If it's safe and fun, which it is, get it!

But if messenger sees this when my friends text me I don't get notified. Only one of my friends and a few family I get notified.


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247.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Indonesian, Malay, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese, Zulu

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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