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Instagram for Age Verification will now require your face videos and your friends approval

According to the most recent notification, current users won't be affected by the age verification. Instagram is experimenting with new methods to verify users ages in order to deliver content that is appropriate for their age.

Prabjot Kaur   |    Updated: June 27, 2022 1:59 PM IST

According to the most recent notification, Current users won’t be affected by the age verification. Instagram is experimenting with new methods to verify users ages in order to deliver content that is appropriate for their age. In addition to letting users upload their IDs, The platform is also introducing two new alternatives. Now, To verify one’s age one must upload a video selfie or ask a friend. In 2019, Instagram launched age verification, But the system was ineffective because all users had to do to complete the process was to give their birth date, The platform was unable to obtain reliable proof of the user’s age. Later, It was stated that users would need to upload a legitimate ID, Like a driver’s license or ID card to prove their age. More than 40% of children under the age of 13 are accessing Instagram and other social media platforms that promise to exclude them, If you didn’t know, Instagram has an age restriction and requires users to be 13 years old to sign up. Most recent notification regarding age verification and current users won’t likely be required to go through this procedure once more. Only individuals attempting to modify their age or those registering new accounts will be subject to this. Additionally, One may decide not to use the social vouching or video selfie options.

If someone tries to change their date of birth on Instagram from under the age of 18 to 18 or over, We’ll demand that they prove their age by utilising one of three methods: Uploading their ID, Taking a video selfie or asking a friend who knows them to do so. There are three choices, as was already indicated. Uploading a photo of your official ID card is the first step. Social vouching is the second. You must ask your mutual followers on Instagram to verify your age. One will need to choose three witnesses and those chosen will be sent a request to verify your age and will have three days to answer. A video selfie is the third one to prove your age, You can decide to upload a video selfie. After shooting a selfie, Instagram sends the photo to Yoti, Whose technology uses your facial traits to estimate your age and then posts the result, Within 30 days According to the company your data will be destroyed.