Instagram Launches a New Age Verification Method for Indian Users!

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Instagram Launches a New Age Verification Method for Indian Users!

Instagram Launches a New Age Verification Method for Indian Users!
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Today, you will find everyone on Instagram. Gone are the days when other apps were famous. Now if you aren’t on Instagram, you aren’t socially active. But with this increasing appreciation for the Meta-owned app, multiple concerns crop up every day. That’s why Instagram frequently rolls out new security measures to keep the platform a safe space for everyone.

So, what is this new age verification method and why is it implemented for Indian users?

Kids are nowadays using their fake IDs to be active on social media platforms. They use a different date of birth to create a profile and that’s an alarming concern for the parents.

That’s why Instagram has introduced a method to put a stop to this practice. Now anyone who tries to create a profile on the platform has to verify their age through a video selfie or an original ID image. If someone is younger than 18 years and tries to edit the wrong date of birth, the company will always verify it through either of the two options.

What the Company Has to Say?

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The company is currently performing some tests to ensure that anyone who is creating a profile on Instagram falls under the right age group. This process was introduced in Japan last year and now has been moved to India.

According to recent research, about 77% of users lie in the age group between 8 and 17. This means that children are creating their private accounts and are getting tied up in the social life that isn’t for them yet.

Will this new feature help Instagram keep children away from the social media platform? It is yet to be found out. Keep watching this space to know more updates!