Education | Mar 03

Instagram introduces age verification test for users in 6 more countries

Meta has announced that it is expanding its “age verification test” on Instagram to six more countries, including Japan.

“Starting today, we’re beginning to expand our age verification test on Instagram to more countries in Europe, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Australia and Japan,” the company said in an updated blogpost on Thursday.

It further mentioned that it is planning to make the age verification tools available in more countries globally within the next few months.

In June last year, the company had initially started testing new options for Instagram users to verify their age, starting with people based in the US.

If someone attempts to edit their date of birth on the platform from under the age of 18 to 18 or over, they have to verify their age using one of three options — upload their ID, record a video selfie or ask mutual friends to verify their age.

Notably, the ID that you upload will be deleted within 30 days from the servers. ...continue reading


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