Messenger’s New Holiday Features

Meta added some holiday-themed features to help get you in that festive mood in your Messenger and Instagram DMs. This includes suggested word effects, holiday AR effects, new Soundmojis, messenger kids Christmas Santa filters to cheer this holiday season. To check out these new features you need to have an updated version of the messenger app.

New AR Effect

Meta partnered with beauty guru Ashley Strong to create a new AR effect ‘sparkles and shiny snowflakes that appear from your eyes when you blink’. This effect will help you glow up your face on Messenger and Instagram video calls! 

“With this effect, you can magically freeze the screen – just open your mouth for a cold breath to start to appear and freeze the screen.”

This AR effect is not entirely sure if Christmas or Ice King from Game of Thrones, but it’s a new feature to enjoy.

Beauty AR Effect

To use this holiday AR effect, open your Messenger app or Instagram and start a video call, or simply open the Messenger camera to take a selfie. Click on the smiley face icon to see them in the “Effects” tab!

Sprinkle Your Messages with Holiday Magic

There are high chances that you’ll be sending lots of messages to your friends and family during Holidays. To spread cheer easier and more fun, Meta created suggested word effects in Messenger for wishing people a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa. Messenger apps also use emojis that go along with the greetings: 🎄, 🕎, and 🕯. You can also spark a flood of related emojis up the screen to give your message an extra themed kick.

Suggest Word Effects

‘Plan some seriously lit end-of-year parties’ with its latest New Year’s Eve chat theme for Messenger and Instagram DMs, which also comes with its own word effects: 🎉 = Happy New Year, 📆 = 2022, and 🥂= Cheers.

Also, Read – Facebook Messenger Tips and Tricks

Soundmojis

Soundmojis bring a new and unique dimension to your conversations and increase the usage of emojis. Visit your Messenger expressions tray, select the loudspeaker icon, and find the 🎁 and 🎄 emojis for a special holiday song surprise!

Holiday Soundemojis

Also, Read – Facebook Introducing Soundmojis on Messenger Chat for This World Emoji Day

Cash Gifts on Messenger

If you want to skip standing in long queues and out-of-stock shelves this holiday season? Messenger adds a Send cash gifts feature as built in the app itself. You can now send cash gifts to your loved ones with new holiday-themed backgrounds and gift wrap on Messenger using Facebook Pay on Android devices. If your friend sends you a cash gift, you’ll be notified on Messenger and Facebook with their message gift wrapped on the notification menu. 

To send a holiday cash gift, tap the $ icon in the Messenger composer area, enter a dollar amount, write a personalized message, and select a holiday-themed background or a gift wrap. This is a great last-minute gift that transfers immediately to bank accounts without any commission fees.

Messenger Holiday Cash Gift

Chat With Santa on Messenger Kids

In addition to this, Meta has also added a wide range of new holiday activities and features to Messenger Kids, including an option to chat with Santa (with the messages going to the parents), new virtual holiday games, and themed AR effects and artworks.

To activate the Santa experience, go to the Parent Dashboard, visit “Controls”, and tap “Santa Experience.” If you haven’t set up Messenger Kids for your child yet, you’ll be redirected to do. Keep in mind, only the parent who created the Messenger Kids account can activate, control and use the Santa experience with their child.

Happy Holidays 2021

Holidays are the perfect time to hang out with the people who care and love you most. Whether you’re able to do this in person or have to spend time virtually, Meta’s holiday features will help you feel close to your loved ones during this special moment of the year. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year To All. Enjoy This Winter Session With Meta Products.

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What is Facebook Kids Messenger App

Messenger Kids is a messaging app launched by Facebook in December 2017 especially for kids ages 6 to 13 and it does not require a Facebook account. It is a free video calling and messaging app that includes features like games, stickers, GIFs, emojis, and drawing tools that give kids more ways to express their talents. This Facebook messenger gives complete parental control about your children’s activity. This app is the best way to monitor your child’s Facebook messenger.

This Facebook messenger kids app is available in around 70+ countries including the US, Canada, India, Peru, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, and more. The app is now available on both iOS and Android platforms mobile and tablets. 

For Android users – Messenger Kids for Android

For iOS Users – Messenger Kids for iOS

Chromebook doesn’t support apps. But you can use this kids messenger app if you have a newer version of Chromebook. It supports the Google Play store and you can run Facebook Messenger just fine. These Chromebooks will have an Android Application Runtime Environment. It’s currently in beta, and you can access the Beta here: Use Android apps from the Chrome Web Store.

How Messenger Kids Works

Messenger kids works based on the parent dashboard from their Facebook account, parents can manage their child’s contact list, monitor their activity, and change their account settings whenever they want. Kids can also block and report unknown friend requests, and this app will send notifications to their parents. To access this app, kids no need to create a new Facebook account.

Facebook Messenger Kids Account Creation

To set up a new Messenger Kids account, you need to authenticate your child’s device by using your own Facebook username and password.

Step 1. Download the Messenger Kids app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. 

Step 2. Open the app and authenticate the device with your Facebook profile. 

Step 3. Then enter your child’s name and other information. 

Step 4. Now the app is ready to use. 

Messenger Kids Account Creation Failure

If your messenger kids account creation failure or not working, update your app or just uninstall your parent facebook account and reinstall it, which helps the messenger will work fine. If you want to make video or audio calls in this app, you should grant permission to access your camera and microphone. If sometimes messenger kids video is not working, check with the app permission and update, troubleshoot or reinstall your app from the play store or app store based on your mobile OS platform.

If you can not create a profile for your child on Messenger Kids, it may be because your account doesn’t meet Facebook standards for who can create an account on Messenger Kids. Facebook Community Standards are more strictly for Messenger Kids accounts and linked parent accounts because the app is designed for children under 13. Keep in mind that if Facebook deleted your child’s Messenger Kids account, you will be unable to create another one for your child.

Messenger Kids Code

Facebook kids messenger code is like a passcode your child can share with friends. It’s a 4-word code where your child’s friends can use this code to request permission to chat with your child in the Messenger Kids app.

How to add a new contact on messenger kids app

In your Facebook messenger kids parent dashboard, you can add contacts, who the child can communicate with.

  1. Log into your Facebook account.
  2. Go to the Messenger Kids dashboard in the left menu. If you don’t see it on your menu, click See More… and scroll down to find it.
  3. Below the Accounts you manage, click your child’s name.
  4. Click Contacts.
  5. Click Add Contacts. Search for people you’d like to add or select a category (example: Other Kids, Family Members, Your Friends), then click Add.

If you can’t find one of your child’s friends, click Invite Other Parents to invite their parent to download the Messenger Kids app. Any parent or guardian you ask will be able to see your child’s name and photo, but won’t be added as your child’s contact.

When a child is connected with any adult, the child will not see their Facebook page. They will only see the adult’s name and profile picture.

Remove a contact in Messenger Kids

Follow the below steps and remove any unknown contacts from your child’s messenger account. 

  1. Log into your Facebook account.
  2. Click Messenger Kids in the left menu.
  3. Now Click Contacts and Click those three dots on the right side of the contact.
  4. Select Remove [person] as a contact.

Facebook Messenger Kids Updated Version Features

The redesigned messenger kids app is so kid-friendly, look-and-feel Facebook Messenger. Facebook introduces new navigation with dedicated “Chat” and “Explore” tabs at the bottom of the screen that allows the kids to switch between their conversations and the other in-app activities like mini-games. A new swipe gesture can help kids can start a call from their inbox. The company says the new features will first roll out to kids using iPhones in the U.S. and Canada. Later they will expand this to other devices and markets in the upcoming months. 

How to Erase Messages on Kids Messenger

Kids can’t delete sent messages or images without parent approval, which means if a child is using inappropriate language in chat, they wouldn’t be able to erase what they’ve said. 

How To Delete Messenger Kids Account

If you feel your child is no longer using Facebook Kids Messenger app, then you can delete kids’ messenger account by following simple steps.

Delete Messenger Kids Profile on Android / iPhone 

  • Log in to your Facebook app.
  • Tap the Menu tab at the bottom right (on iPhone) or top right (on Android). 
  • Scroll down and tap on “See More”.
  • Click the “Messenger Kids” section and open it. 
  • Now choose the kid’s account that you want to delete. 
  • Tap the Controls tab and select ‘Edit Info’. 
  • Then tap ‘Delete Account’ and again Tap Delete to confirm.

Delete Messenger Kids App on Computer

To delete your child’s kids’ Messenger app account on the computer, follow the below steps.

  1. Visit facebook.com/messenger_kids link for kids messenger login in a browser on your computer. 
  2. Click the child account you want to delete in the menu on the left under Accounts you manage.
  3. Now Click Controls.
  4. Below Account Settings, click Account Details.
  5. Click Delete Account, then click Remove to Confirm.

How To Activate and Use Sleep Mode on Messenger Kids App

Facebook added a sleep mode feature in Kids messenger to avoid kids using the messenger at night time. With this parents can set a default off time and each day at the designated time, the app will “go to sleep” and not be accessible to kids during those hours. Sleep mode is controlled from the Parent Control center in the parent’s Facebook account and the “off times” can be changed at any time.

Sleep Mode on Facebook Kids Messenger
  • Go to the Messenger Kids controls in the main Facebook app. Tap on the child’s name, and then on “Sleep Mode” in the App Controls section.
  • Set the times you want the app to turn off for your child. You can set different times for weekdays versus weekends. Once you set the limits, the child will not be able to use the app during those hours.

If you need to review the messenger kids app or read other reviews, just go to check or write in the play store or the app store and any other third-party review sites.

Hope this article will give you a complete guide about Facebook Messenger Kids and its features.