Facebook removed a restriction for users under 18 that previously limited who could see their online postings on the social network.
Up until today, for people aged 13 through 17, the initial audience of their first post on Facebook was set to "Friends of Friends" ? with the option to change it.
SInce teens are among the savviest people using social media. So, starting today, people aged 13 through 17 will also have the choice to post publicly on Facebook.
While only a small fraction of teens using Facebook might choose to post publicly, this update now gives them the choice to share more broadly, just like on other social media services.
In addition, teens will be able to turn on Follow so that their public posts can be seen in people's News Feeds. Followers can only see posts they are in the audience for.
When teens choose "Public" in the audience selector, they?ll see a reminder that the post can be seen by anyone, not just people they know, with an option to change the post's privacy.