Instagram will now set all aged under 16 accounts to private

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Instagram today said that those under 16 who sign up for the app will be defaulted to private accounts. Existing accounts will see notifications urging them to consider going private.


“Historically, we asked young people to choose between a public account or a private account when they signed up for Instagram, but our recent research showed that they appreciate a more private experience,” the Facebook-owned app said in a blog post. “During testing, eight out of ten young people accepted the private default settings during sign-up.”

Teenagers can switch back and forth between private and public at any time.

  • Source: PC Mag
  • July 28, 2021
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