- When 13-17 year olds join Facebook now, their initial privacy setting will be to share with ‘Friends’ instead of ‘Friends of Friends’, which it was previously.
- Facebook now makes it possible for 13-17 year olds to post publicly on Facebook for status updates, photos, check-ins and other content. Teens will also be able to opt-in to the ‘Follow’ feature. Previously, teens could not make public posts. Facebook rationale is to enable teens to have a voice on the platform – to share their views and opinions.
- Facebook has introduced inline reminders; so, when a teen chooses to post publicly, they will see a reminder that the post can be seen by anyone and an option will be available to change the sharing option for the post.