Instagram is releasing its age verification system in more areas

Meta announced that it has begun testing Instagram’s age verification tool in more countries, including Canada and Mexico. Last June, this social he networking app began testing new options for users to verify their age. Use one of the three options. Upload your ID, record a video selfie, or ask a mutual friend to verify your age. When a user tries to edit her date of birth on her Instagram from her 18 to her 18+, the app asks her to verify her age using one of three methods.

It started at the United States and expanded to Brazil and Japan in last October. The age verification tool is currently being tested in more countries in Europe, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Australia, and Japan. Meta plans to make the tool available globally in the coming months.

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To verify your age, you can show your ID, such as your passport or driver’s license. In that case, Instagram will store her ID on its servers for 30 days before deleting it. If you do not have valid ID, you can choose the selfie video method. Instagram has partnered with London-based digital identity startup Yoti to offer this option. When you upload a selfie video, it will be shared with Yoti who uses specially trained AI to check your age. Both companies delete the data once the verification process is complete.

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A third age verification option, called “social verification,” allows mutual followers to verify their age. The nominator must be 18 years of age or older and may not nominate on behalf of someone else at that time. Her three chosen guarantors must receive age verification requests and respond within three days. Those who vouch for you will get the option to specify an age range and All three must select the same option to pass age verification.

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