According to BuzzFeed News reports, Facebook is working on a version of Instagram catered for pre-teens.

Vice president of Product Vishal Shah shared that there a new youth pillar within the Community Product Group that focuses on two things: “(a) accelerating our integrity and privacy work to ensure the safest possible experience for teams, and (b) building a version of Instagram that allows people under the age of 13 to safely use Instagram for the first time.

The social media app needs users to be at least 13 years old when signing up for an account. Although anyone can register fake birthdays, Facebook believes that a social platform exclusive to young people will help put kids away from harm’s way brought about by the adult platform.

Instagram head Adam Mosseri and vice president Pavni Diwanji will spearhead the new project. For now, coming up with a detailed plan for the project is still underway.

“Part of the solution is to create a version of Instagram for young people or kids where parents have transparency or control. It’s one of the things we’re exploring,” said Mosseri.


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