Messenger Youngsters, the child-friendly model of Meta’s Messenger service (aka Fb Messenger), is being up to date with a darkish mode, in addition to new audio results for voice messages, the service has announced.

Darkish mode got here to the primary Messenger app in the beginning of 2019, however now it’s additionally coming to the model of the app that’s designed for youngsters 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 comply with.

In the meantime, voice results are rolling out within the weeks forward and, just like the service’s darkish mode, will probably 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 right 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 results to select from.
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Alongside these two new options, Messenger Youngsters can be 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 have been beforehand tucked away in a separate Discover tab. This variation is coming to iOS first, with Android to comply with.

Though it hasn’t been with out its share of controversy, Messenger Youngsters has largely flown beneath the radar in recent times. Particularly in comparison with Instagram, which was compelled to publicly distance itself from reviews it was engaged on a model of Instagram for youngsters beneath 13 earlier this 12 months. However with these inoffensive options like audio results and a tightly parental-controlled design, Messenger Youngsters has broadly escaped comparable ranges of criticism.


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