Facebook announces its pausing development of Instagram Kids app

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Facebook has announced it's pausing development of its upcoming Instagram Kids app. In his blog, Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, states that "We believe building “Instagram Kids” is the right thing to do, but we're pausing the work."

Intended as a version of Instagram designed specifically for children under the age of 13, the idea behind the development of Instagram Kids is to address the problem of children misrepresenting their age in order to sign up to the full version of Instagram.

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Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.