Instagram has announced that it has suspended its developed app for children under the age of 13 due to criticism.
Facebook internal reports published by The WallStreet Journal last week revealed that Instagram’s negative impact on youth is well known to the company.
Despite this, Instagram’s work on an app for children under the age of 13 caused a public backlash.
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri said the company “will work with families, experts, decision-makers, and supervisors to listen to their concerns and demonstrate the value and importance of the project to young teens.”
He had expressed their belief that Instagram, which was bought by Facebook in 2012, would be a better application if it had a platform specifically for children under the age of 13.
Mosseri said companies like YouTube and TikTok also have age-specific apps.