Snapchat, the auto-deleting message app that has been popular with the sexting crowd, has always restricted those 13 years old and younger from using the app. But that is all set to change (somewhat) with the release of their new app, SnapKidz.

"[SnapKidz] includes an interface for taking snaps, captioning, drawing, and saving them locally on the device, but does not support sending or receiving snaps or adding friends," said the company in a post on their blog. So, yes. The company has released an extremely watered-down version of itself to satisfy kids everywhere who can't resist the urge to Snapchat. It's included as an update to the Snapchat app, so if someone younger than 13 signs up and lies about their age, they can still use the original app with all of its features, for better or worse. 

[via BetaBeat]