• Instagram to use video selfies as one method of age verification

    6 days ago - By Beta News

    Like most social media platforms, Instagram has a minimum age for users - in this instance, it is 13 years old. But verifying ages online - particularly for non-adults - has long proved difficult. Now Instagram thinks it has come up with a solution. As part of measure to enforce age limits more strongly, Instagram is preparing to use a variety of techniques to confirm that younger users are the age they claim to be. One of the options that will be available to such users is uploading a video selfie which will be shared with age-checking agencies. See also:...
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  • New AI-based age verification and social vouching are being tested by Instagram

    6 days ago - By Phandroid

    New methods for users to confirm their age on Instagram are being introduced. In order to determine someone's age, the platform will now use video selfies and social vouching. The app will ask for evidence of age when someone tries to modify their age from under 18 to 18 or older. The user will pick three friends who are at least 18 years old to serve as vouch for them when they select social vouching. Those chosen will get a message asking them to validate their age; they have three days to reply. Additionally, they cannot be currently vouching for anyone else. Image
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  • Instagram Introduces New Ways to Verify Age on Instagram

    Instagram Introduces New Ways to Verify Age on Instagram

    6 days ago - By Geek News Central

    Instagram announced that they are testing new options for people on Instagram to verify their age, starting with people based in the U.S.
    If someone attempts to edit their date of birth on Instagram from under the age of 18 to 18 or over, Instagram will require them to verify their age using one of three options: upload their ID, record a video selfie or ask mutual friends to verify their age. Instagram is testing this out so they can make sure teens and adults are in the right experience for their age group. Instagram is also partnering with Yoti, a company that specializes in online age...
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