Instagram Pauses Efforts to Develop Stand-Alone Instagram Kids App

by @adweek

@adweek— 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

BuzzFeed News—Instagram Is "Pausing" Making An App For Kids. “We believe building 'Instagram Kids' is the right thing to do, but we're pausing the work,” Instagram’s head wrote on the company blog. View Entire Post ›

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ABC News—Facebook is 'pausing' development of Instagram Kids amid mounting backlash. Lawmakers are calling on Facebook to completely abandon the project.