Meta announces new updates on safeguarding teen privacy on Facebook, Instagram

what you need to know

  • Meta rolls out new updates on Facebook and Instagram aimed at teenage users.
  • Adolescents, especially those under 16, are prone to unwanted interactions with unfamiliar adults.
  • Facebook is developing new measures and tools to protect young people from suspicious adults.

On Monday, Meta shared some updates coming on its social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram. The updates are aimed at new teens joining Facebook in addition to those already using the service and aim to protect teens from suspicious adults.

In an announcement post, Facebook states that the new privacy updates apply to everyone under 16 (or 18 for some regions).