Facebook is rolling out a new design for Messenger Kids with the goal of making it easier for kids to interact, navigate the app, and personalize their experience.
The redesign also gives the kid-friendly app a look-and-feel that’s more like Messenger itself.
The design of the app is a lot more similar to mainstream Facebook Messenger, differentiating itself from the more obviously “child-friendly” Messenger Kids.
It also introduces new navigation with dedicated “Chat” and “Explore” navigation tabs at the bottom of the screen, allowing for kids to switch between their conversations and the other in-app activities the app provides, like its mini-games.
The company says the new features will first roll out to kids using iPhones in the U.S. and Canada. The update will later expand to other devices and markets in the months ahead.