Instagram has announced that in order to create a safer and more private environment for young people, it will require users to enter their date of birth. Otherwise, he will block their account.
Do you want to keep an Instagram account? You must enter your date of birth.
Recently, social networking sites have taken more and more actions to protect underage users. It is no different in the case of Instagram, which in March prevented adult users from sending messages to minors who do not follow them. The options available to advertisers have also been limited to prevent some of the ads from reaching users under the age of 18. Such activities are very much needed, but if they are to be continued, it is necessary to know the age of all users.
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For those who have created Instagram accounts since 2019, nothing will change. They had to provide their date of birth when registering. Likewise, people who have Instagram connected to Facebook. However, if someone created an account earlier, he will have to tell the website when he was born. Such a request will start appearing in the application, and ignoring it will make the request come back in an increasingly intrusive form. You can see it on the screen.
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Ultimately, it will end up with Instagram blocking the account for users who refuse to provide this date. It also turns out that lying may not work in this case as well. The website will use artificial intelligence, which will estimate, based on the posts on the birthday, whether the data provided by the user is synchronized with what is displayed on the website. However, according to the information, this function is still at a very early stage of development, so it will not be available for Instagram soon.
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