Meta is finally trying to protect teens from ‘suspicious adults’ on Instagram and Facebook

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In an effort to better protect underage users, Meta is adjusting default privacy settings on Facebook and Instagram to limit contact by “suspicious adults.”

Now when a teen joins Facebook, their account automatically has stricter privacy protections. This includes, but is not limited to, deciding who can see their friends list, which pages they follow, and who can comment on their posts. For accounts created before this update, Metastates (opens in new tab) it will start pushing those users to adopt the same settings, but will not force it. If this all sounds familiar, that’s because Instagram has made similar changes back in 2021 to protect young people there.

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