The Facebook Youth Team Is Shifting Its Focus to Messenger for Kids

The LOL meme app it had been testing was shuttered

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Facebook still wants kids to LOL, but it wants them to do so on its Messenger for Kids application instead of via a separate app.

The social network confirmed that it is shuttering several projects that its youth team of 100-plus employees was working on—including the LOL app it was testing with some 100 high-school students in private beta, which delivered a feed of memes in the form of videos and GIFs—and shifting the team’s focus to Messenger Kids.

High School Networks for Messenger is one of the other Facebook youth team projects that is being scrapped.



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