Meta announces the rollout of parental supervision tools on Messenger, Instagram and Facebook

Meta announced new set of parental control tools across its social media platform Instagram, Facebook and Messenger today. This includes a new parental supervision hub in Messenger, a feature that pre-emptively blocks unwanted DMs – Direct Messages on Messenger and Instagram.

The company says parents and guardians can now check into their child’s Messenger contacts list, along with their privacy and safety settings from the Meta Family Center.

Parents will also get notified if their child reports someone on the app — so long as their teen enabled that setting, in addition to seeing who can and can’t message them.

On Instagram, parents can expect similar updates. That includes a new way to see how many friends their child has in common with whoever they’re following, along with whoever follows them. This could help parents monitor whether their teen is in contact with strangers.

Meta says teens will also now receive a prompt when they block someone, which will suggest allowing a parent to supervise their accounts.

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