Instagram rolls out age verification to more regions

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In an effort to better define and validate user ages, and restrict their exposure on the app, Instagram is expanding its age verification to more regions.

According to Meta:

"Starting today, we're beginning to expand our Instagram age verification test to Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Australia, Japan, and more countries in Europe. This builds on an expansion to India and Brazil we announced in October, with more countries coming in the next few months."
Age verification was initially rolled out to US customers in June, and requires users to prove their age by showing these:
  • Uploaded government ID
  • Recorded video selfie
  • Ask mutuals to verify their age

According to Meta, the procedure has proven to be very successful, as 96% of teenagers who sought to change their birthdays from under 18 to over 18 were prevented from doing so.

This increased level of authentication might go a long way toward preventing marketers from specifically targeting young users with offensive advertisements and preventing them from accessing potentially hazardous portions of the app.

So, the extension is yet another significant breakthrough that may significantly enhance the platform's safety features.

It's not a solution, but it is another step that may be very important.
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  • Profile picture of the author zainsultan
    It's one of the best update.
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
      Is it though, and why?

      Originally Posted by zainsultan View Post

      It's one of the best update.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    "slowly turn your head to the right" - and get a haircut
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  • Profile picture of the author RMRC
    Good. They needed to do this from the beginning.
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  • Profile picture of the author mariaflores1
    What specific measures will Instagram take to restrict the exposure of underage users on the app after implementing the age verification process in various regions?
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  • Profile picture of the author MelissaCollin
    Great! In my opinion, this is one of the best Instagram decisions in a long time. I hope that in the future access for minors will be somehow limited, at least during the time of use. After all, teenagers replace walks with social networks.
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  • Profile picture of the author sumitnirala
    It's a good update and I am thinking later it will be used to ban the spammy accounts as there are many spammy and fake accounts on Instagram.
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