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Facebook says it's pausing effort to build Instagram for kids


Adam Mosseri, Facebook

Beck Diefenbach | Reuters

Facebook announced Monday morning it’s pausing its work on Instagram for kids, after the company faced a slew of backlash from users and lawmakers.

“While we believe building ‘Instagram Kids’ is the right thing to do, Instagram, and its parent company Facebook, will re-evaluate the project at a later date. In the interim Instagram will continue to focus on teen safety and expanding parental supervision features for teens,” the company said in a statement.

The app was supposed to allow kids under 13 to access a new version of the photo-sharing social media app.

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