Meta's New Privacy Updates

By Ankit Garg

Everyone under the age of 16, or under 18 in certain countries, will now be defaulted into more private settings when they join Facebook. 

For teens already on the app, Facebook is going to start encouraging them to choose more private settings 

who can see their friends lists, the posts they’re tagged in, the people and lists they follow.

Facebook privacy update comes over a year after Instagram started to default young users’ accounts to private accounts at sign-up. 

An example of a suspicious account is one that belongs to an adult that was recently blocked or reported by a young user. 

Meta is also testing removing the message button on teens’ Instagram accounts when they’re viewed by suspicious adults. 

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