Instagram will now ask new users to input their Date of birth and those who below 13 are barred from this platform. Earlier lot of criticism faced by Facebook-owned social network for regarding the safety of children now the company officially added the new feature on this platform.
“We will use the birthday information you share with us to create more tailored experiences, such as education around account controls and recommended privacy settings for young people.”
However, it won’t ask to input their birth date to old users and also Birthday option will only enable those people you follow to message you or reply to your story. The new settings are being pushed out to all users worldwide.
If any Users who linked their Facebook account with Instagram, will already have a database to verify the page so users hadn’t required to include their age. Instagram will depend on artificial intelligence (AI) to support the age verification whether users will lie about their age. The new policy will safeguard the children under 13 all over the world on online platforms says the experts.
A London-based National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children pointed what about users who under 13 already have an account. Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok already require users to enter their birth date while registering the process.
Recently Tik Tok video-sharing app fined for $5.7 million for violating rules. Instagram Executives say, adding age checks might be beneficial for preventing minors ads that might be inappropriate for younger users. Instagram will also be working out new features that will let users block messages from somebody they do not follow.