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Instagram: Video selfies trial to verify age of teens

Instagram is exploring new ways for teenagers to verify their age and comply with platform rules. The Meta-owned app is testing video selfies with facial analysis software as a new age-verification method. Some users on Instagram try to skirt its 13+ age rule by editing their date of birth to make them appear over 18.

But US teens attempting this will now be given three ways to verify age: upload ID, ask three adult users to vouch for them or take a video selfie. Meta says it hopes the new methods will ensure teens have an “age-appropriate experience” on Instagram.

The tech giant has previously faced criticism over teen and child safety on its platforms.

By – Liv McMahon

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