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

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

Now, whenever a teenager logs into Facebook, their account will automatically have stricter privacy protections. This includes, but is not limited to, deciding who can see your friends list, which pages they follow, and who is allowed to comment on your posts. For accounts created prior to this update, Metastates (opens in new tab) it will start forcing those users to adopt those same settings, but it won’t force you. If this all sounds familiar, it’s because Instagram has implemented very similar changes in 2021 to protect the young people there.

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