Instagram will ask New users to Provide their Birthday for age verification – TechErrorz

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Instagram will ask New users to Provide their Birthday for age verification – TechErrorz

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Instagram will now request to put the birthday in the user’s account. This requirement has already been started and whenever you try to create New Instagram account, you must have to add birthday and Birthdays will be hidden from other users. The existing Instagram users need not to add birthday and to connect on Instagram your age must be above 13.

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Instagram said advertisers were not the driving force for the new requirement. Gambling and birth control are among other types of ads restricted to older audiences by Instagram policies and laws.

In the upcoming days, the Instagram will introduce new feature for the users to block messages from the people they don’t follow and for both businesses and popular users who are known as “creators” to more easily restrict minors from viewing their posts.

The user must be 13+ to use the Instagram and the child under 13 are not able to use the Instagram service. This privacy has been just released and being used from now.

The existing birthdays, along with some rough analysis by workers poring over posts mentioning “happy birthday” and other terms, has helped Instagram train machine learning software that predicts a user’s age and gender.

Shah said that, Current users who have not linked their Instagram and Facebook accounts will be able to add their birth dates starting Wednesday, but the company is still debating whether it would be too intrusive to make it mandatory.

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