A flaw with the Facebook's messenger for kids allowed contact with unapproved strangers, and the company has confirmed the issue.

Messenger Kids is a messenger app that allows kids under 13 years old to chat with family members and a list of friends pre-approved by their parents.

But, the flaw made it possible for unauthorized users to enter group chats.

Facebook said it has been shutting down the group chats involved and notifying parents.

“We recently notified some parents of Messenger Kids account users about a technical error that we detected affecting a small number of group chats,” a Facebook spokesperson told CNBC.

“We turned off the affected chats and provided parents with additional resources on Messenger Kids and online safety.”

Facebook stated that the issue was fixed as soon as it was discovered.

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