Published: Thu, December 05, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Instagram will ask new users for their age

Instagram will ask new users for their age

Instagram also expects ad targeting to become more accurate as a result of the change. Instagram assures that the entered birthday will not be visible to the public, however, the user will be able to see the date of birth in their own private account information.

Instagram has the habit of copying other apps and this time it has copied its own parent company Facebook.

Instagram is promising not to share users' age with other users. The intention is to better enforce Instagram's age policy, which requires users to be at least 13 years old in order to have an account (in most countries).

By adding the user's age, the system will generate different privacy settings or will be providing information for staying safe online.

In recent months, Instagram has announced other changes to its user experience. However, the company will not inspect existing accounts belonging to existing users.

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Instagram Fools over the ages of users. Instagram told the news service that it would not verify the date of birth, but thought people would be honest about their birthdays, and ultimately may depend on artificial intelligence to help determine the user's birthday.

However, he said the fact Instagram was willing to introduce features that could harm its user numbers and, ultimately, revenue, showed its commitment to safety. However, the company will not be using mechanism to verify the age as most teenagers will find it hard to confirm their age.

"If you've connected your Facebook account to your Instagram account, we will add the date of birth that's on your Facebook profile", said Instgram.

It also added that it is taking steps to help users control who can send you direct messages on Instagram, as another safeguarding measure for youngsters. This software is looking at the posts of the people and analyzes the hashtags they are using for data. Shah believes that by using the feature, Instagram will raise reliability and transparency issues. Earlier this year, YouTube paid the Federal Trade Commission a record $170 million to settle allegations that the company illegally collected children's personal information.

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