Things are not quite a "Teenage Dream" at Instagram, as the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network kicked off the work week by putting its Instagram Kids stand-alone application on hold and issuing its rebuttal to a damning story earlier this month in The Wall Street Journal. On hold Instagram confirmed in March that it was
Lawmakers are calling on Facebook to completely abandon the project.
Facebook announced on Monday that they are “pausing” the development of Instagram Kids after receiving blowback from parents about the damage it could do to children.
Facebook has not specifically said that it will abandon the project.
Bowing — if only for a moment — to pressure from lawmakers, critics, the media and child development experts, Facebook said Monday it will “pause" its work on a kids' version of its photo-oriented Instagram app
Bowing — if only for a moment — to pressure from lawmakers, critics, the media and child development experts, Facebook said Monday it will “pause” its work on a kids’ version of its photo-oriented Instagram app.
Instagram is no longer working on a version of its app designed for kids under 13. The decision comes after a Wall Street Journal report that revealed company documents acknowledging the app's negative effect on teen girls.