Social Networking site Facebook has announced on Oct 16, 2013 that it has removed the current restriction for users under 18.
Previously the site had limited online postings and photos of users under 18. Their postings on Facebook were visible only to their friends, and to friends of their friends
Facebook announced on Wednesday that teenagers would now be able to share information with the public by manually altering their setting.
However the default setting would still be to a narrower group of people. In an announcement of the changes, Facebook said that teens are the savviest people of social media, and they want their thoughts to be heard, when it comes to civic engagement, activism or on a new movie.
The company said that this update now gives them the choice to share their posts just like on other social media services.
Amid competition from a slew of mobile and social services like SnapChat and WhatsApp, that have become popular with youngsters, Facebook has introduced these changes.
Facebook said that the teenage users attempting to post information to the public will see a special notice for a couple of times reminding them that the post can be seen by anyone.