Facebook has recently added some new holiday-themed features for its Messenger App for kids.
The social sharing app developed for children aged 6-12 will have new masks and overlays for images this holiday season.
From dancing Santa to Hanukkah’s menorah filter, Facebook will be providing interesting tools every couple of days to keep children engaged during the holidays.
According to Facebook:
"Kids can explore different masks, filters and sticker experiences in the Messenger Kids camera, including rocking out as the dancing Santa; learning about Hanukkah using the menorah filter; adding the celebratory Kwanzaa frame to a photo; or ringing in the new year with the 2020 fireworks and confetti filter."
There will also be a new option called the "message Santa" in the app. Through which children will be able to convey their Christmas wishes to ‘Santa’ who actually will be the child’s parent.
"Parents can use their newly activated Santa chat thread in Messenger to send their child messages that will show up in Messenger Kids as coming from Santa Claus.", said Facebook.
Facebook has highlighted that the only ‘Santa’ messages kids will get would be from their parents.
Facebook has turned off notifications for the Santa Claus conversations to preserve the ‘magic’, in case the child is using the app on their parent’s tablet or phone.
This is a great way to get your children exactly what they want for Christmas.
Facebook launched this app back in 2017, and the app has had millions of downloads since. Despite the privacy issues that Facebook has been facing, the app is here to stay.
The new holiday features will be launched on the app from today.