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Instagram announced that it has started testing two new features to verify the age of its users. The features will only be available in the United States for now.
Meta, which required its users to enter age information when signing up on Instagram in 2019, announced today to take it one step further. How the company will allow users to verify age on Instagram that you have tested explained.
With the new decision coming at a time when social media use at a young age has caused great controversy, Instagram will be asking users for age verification. To do this, the company take selfie videos and “social proof” he announced that he had tried his ways. So how will it be possible to verify age in these two ways?
How to prove age by making a selfie video?
With this method, users will take selfie videos within the app to prove their age. The video shot, then the attempt at digital identity To share with Yoti. Yoti’s technology will analyze the user’s face to provide an estimated age. After that, the video will be deleted from both Meta and Yoti.
How will the social proof take place?
In this method, the proof of the age of the users will be based on common followers. Any person over the age of 18, for a user can try. A person who wants to prove your age will send you a request. This request must be answered within three days.
In addition to these methods, Instagram directly provides identification, driver’s license, etc. It will continue to accept age verification with documents such as Photographed Identification Information Stored on Instagram servers for 30 days and is canceled after this period.
Instagram, which for now has started testing the new feature only in the US, has arrived on the platform. No members under the age of 13 makes it mandatory.
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