Facebook adds options for teens' posts to be public


WPSD Producer - Catlin Bogard

Your teens' post on Facebook could soon have a wider audience. Facebook is removing a restriction for users under 18 that previously limited who could see their online postings.

Starting today, teens can manually adjust their settings to allow everyone, not just friends or friends of their friends, to view their posts. But, the company says the default setting when teens share information would go out to a narrower group of people.

In addition, teens will be able to change their settings so their public posts can be seen in people's News Feeds.

"Teens are among the savviest people using of social media, and whether it comes to civic engagement, activism, or their thoughts on a new movie, they want to be heard," Facebook said in a news release.

The company says the  changes are designed to improve the experience for teens. Facebook says it will show teenage users a special notice the first couple of times they attempt to post information to the public, reminding the user that the post can be seen by anyone.

For more information on the changes to Facebook, click here.