WHEN Facebook users share a status update, picture or link they choose the audience they want to share with.
Unless it is altered by the user, the audience remains the same for future posts.
Before the changes to Facebook, the initial audience of the first post for teens aged 13 to 17 was set to 'Friends of Friends' – with the option to change it to 'Just Friends'.
But since yesterday, teens now have the choice to post publicly on Facebook.
When teens choose 'Public', they will see a reminder that the post can be seen by anyone – and not just the people they know – with an option to change the post's privacy.
In addition, teens will be able to turn on 'Follow' so that their public posts can be seen in people's 'News Feeds'.
As always, followers can only see posts they are in the audience for.