Messenger Youngsters, the child-friendly model of Meta’s Messenger service (aka Fb Messenger), is being up to date with a dark mode, in addition to new audio effects for voice messages, the service has announced.
Dark mode got here to the principle Messenger app at first of 2019, however now it’s additionally coming to the model of the app that’s designed for kids between the ages of six and 12. Good for any children getting ready for a tough teenage goth section. It’s coming to the iOS model of the app first, with Android to observe.
In the meantime, voice effects are rolling out within the weeks forward and, just like the service’s dark mode, might be coming to iOS first. They sound like a enjoyable addition, working with the service’s current voice messages function to let a baby sound like a robotic, ghost, gorilla, mouse, or like they’re speaking into a seashell. The 5 choices seem after recording a voice message, permitting you to regulate it earlier than it’s despatched.
There are 5 voice effects to select from.
Alongside these two new options, Messenger Youngsters is additionally adjusting its video games function to let youngsters begin two-player built-in video games from inside a chat utilizing the orange controller icon. These had been beforehand tucked away in a separate Discover tab. This variation is coming to iOS first, with Android to observe.
Though it hasn’t been with out its share of controversy, Messenger Youngsters has largely flown below the radar lately. Particularly in comparison with Instagram, which was pressured to publicly distance itself from stories it was engaged on a model of Instagram for kids below 13 earlier this yr. However with these inoffensive options like audio effects and a tightly parental-controlled design, Messenger Youngsters has broadly escaped related ranges of criticism.