Facebook halts plans for 'Instagram Kids' app after criticism
Washington, US - September 28, ANI : Facebook is pausing the development of Instagram Kids, a version of the photo-sharing application for children under 13. Instagram chief Adam Mosseri announced the news in a blog post, saying that the Facebook-owned company would continue to work on parental-supervised experiences for younger users, reported The Verge.In the blog post and series of accompanying tweets, Mosseri blamed the critics for misunderstanding the purpose of the app."It was never meant for younger kids, but for tweens, aged 10-12 - " he wrote.In a separate tweet, he added that news of the project "leaked way before we knew what it would be. People feared the worst, and we had few answers at that stage. It's clear we need to take more time on this."Pausing work on the app comes after a leading publication posted a series of damning reports into Facebook last week.