Meta-owned photo sharing app Instagram will take the help of selfie videos to know the age of its users.
The company claims that the new method being adopted for edge verification will not affect the privacy of users in any way.
At present, the new feature has not been rolled out to everyone, but its testing has been started. Instagram is doing this verification to give experience to its users according to their age.
Have to record video of your face
Apart from giving ID in the Instagram app, users will get the option to verify age with the help of other friends, or they will be able to do so by recording a video selfie.
Meta has partnered with Yoti to give users new options related to age verification .
Let us tell you, Yoti is specialized in providing such methods related to age verification of the company, in which there is no risk to the privacy.
Testing has been started in America
The new method is being tested by the popular app with users in the US.
If a user tries to set his or her date of birth on Instagram to be less than or equal to 18 years, they are given three options for age verification.
These options include uploading an official ID, recording a video selfie and asking mutual friends to verify the age. Let me tell you, before this Instagram has made it mandatory to tell the date of birth.
More than a billion people worldwide use the Instagram app and users spend an average of 53 minutes a day on the app. On average, more than 10 hashtags are used in every post shared on the platform.
Video selfie will be like this verification
If users choose to upload a video selfie for age verification, they will be shown on-screen instructions.
This video selfie will share the Instagram image with Yoti, after which Yoti’s system will detect the age according to the face and Instagram will be told the probable age.
Eventually both Meta and Yoti will delete these images and this technology will only be used for age determination.
Age verification possible with the help of friends
If you want, you can also do age verification with the help of mutual followers and they can verify your age.
However, for this the followers must be above 18 years of age. You will be asked to choose three people who can tell Instagram your age.
These people will be given three days to verify the age, within which they will have to confirm your age.
Must be at least 13 years old
User must be at least 13 years old to create an account on Instagram. At the same time, in some countries this minimum age is more than this.
The company has started the age verification process in the year 2019, so that users get experience and content according to their age.
At the same time, Meta continues to emphasize on providing a safe social media experience to younger users .