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Instagram users can prove their age with a video selfie

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MADRID, June 23 (Portaltic/EP) –

Goal has announced new options to check the age of users Instagrambelow is the possibility to do a selfie video so that the company can estimate the age of the account holder.

With these tools currently only available to US users, the company hopes to offer something “the right experience” for each age group as indicated it is a statement.

“Many people, like teenagers, do not always have access to forms of identification that make age verification clear and easy. As an industry, we have to deal with this new ways to approach the dilemma to verify a person’s age if they don’t have ID,” he added in the letter.

For starters, Meta recalled that it started asking users to provide their age in 2019 and has since become a requirement to be part of Instagram.

While in the US the minimum entry age is 13, in Spain it rises to 14 years. Therefore, in case users want to change their age to 18 years or more, the platform asks them to verify it.

One of the new options available to them to show they are of that age is the video selfie. Instagram has entered into a partnership to implement this functionality Yoti, a company specializing in age verification Online that guarantees the privacy of individuals.

If this option is chosen, the social network will display a series of on-screen instructions to guide these users. After taking the selfie video, Instagram shares it with Yoti.

This technology will be responsible for estimating the age based on facial features, information that will then be shared with the social network.


Meta insisted that after verification the video will be deleted and that the technology used by Yoti cannot identify users as it is only used for age verification purposes.

On the other hand, Meta has introduced a verification system by well-known people who follow each other. To use this function, verifiers must be over 18 years old and they can only certify the majority of one person at a time.

In addition, the person who wants to confirm their age in this way must ask three of their followers on the social network and they, in turn, have a deadline of three days to reply.

Likewise, the company has recalled that there is the possibility of uploading an identification document such as a driver’s license or an identity card. Once the age is verified, the ID photo is securely stored for 30 days. After this period they will be deleted.

Alongside the new identity verification options, Meta has recalled that it also uses artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology to know if someone is a teenager or an adult.

Thanks to her this is possible Block Teens From Accessing Facebook Dating, a dating service as well as adults contacting minors. With this technology, young people no longer receive inappropriate advertising content.


Source europapress.es

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