Parents' Guide to

Kinzoo Messenger for Families

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Cute communications platform puts safety first.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

i realy want to be able to talk to my besties from home.

age 4+

Secure, convenient kids messaging app

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Unclear whether personal information are shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is a winning option for families and kids who want to be able to message each other without fear of outside connections. Kinzoo Messenger for Families ticks a lot of the boxes for safety. Parents approve kid accounts as well as all of their connections. Although they can't see private chats between other users, they can always access kid accounts via pin codes. Even if kids literally post their "magic codes" on a billboard, parents must approve each friend request. There isn't any way to change the magic codes, though, so kids still should learn to share with care.

Including Blips which are intentionally short chats gives kids -- and parents -- an option to keep in touch without an endless chat. It's a great feature that can help set limits. The interface is unusually (and pleasantly) clean for an app geared towards kids, with a minimalist white background that helps make navigation relatively simple. And this carries into other areas as well. Yes, you can send just about any kind of message you'd like, but the games and activities area is sparse right now. This may not matter to you if your goal is just keeping kids in touch with a friend or Grandma, but it's something to know if your family is looking for a lot of extra features. Kinzoo Messenger for Families isn't fancy. It isn't your Swiss Army Knife of apps. But it simply does what it sets out to do and it does it well.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : discussion, reading, Arts : drawing
  • Skills: Creativity : producing new content, Communication : asking questions, conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression
  • Pricing structure: Free (optional in-app purchases from $2.79-3.99 for additional content)
  • Release date: January 14, 2021
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Version: 4.0.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.4 or later; Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: February 1, 2021

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