Instagram adding more protection for teenage users

Instagram will now make accounts private for anyone under 18 and advertisers will no longer be able to target teens based on Facebook's interest categories.

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2021, 12:18 PM

Updated 1,025 days ago

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Instagram is adding more protection for teenagers. It will now make accounts private for anyone under 18 and advertisers will no longer be able to target teens based on Facebook's interest categories. Adults who trigger automated warning flags will also be restricted from seeing or interacting with accounts run by minors.


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