Facebook announced Wednesday that it is changing up privacy settings for teens who join the site.
Facebook announced Wednesday that it is changing up privacy settings for teens who join the site. For newteenagers, the default privacy setting for posts will be friends (for adult users, it will remain public at first). If users aged 13-17 so choose, they can elect to have their posts public, but the automatic setting is friends.
Previously, the default setting for the young users was for posts to be visible to friends-of-friends, so only 2nd degree connections could see content.
Facebook is putting the decision to share in teens’ hands by also adding a public setting as an option: