Instagram Starts Video-Selfie-Based Age Verification For Indians: Find Out How It Works?

To make the platform, a safer space for users, the Meta-owned social media service Instagram has been working on addition of new features. 

Instagram Starts Video-Selfie-Based Age Verification For Indians: Find Out How It Works?

One of the key areas where the giant is working on is age verification. Earlier this year, the company started introducing new ways to verify age in some regions and now these options are coming to more countries, including India and Brazil.

New Age Verification Method

The new age verification method, which is already available in the US, will require two ways: uploading ID and video selfies are ways if one wants to edit their age from under 18 or 18 to above 18 and change their date of birth on Instagram.

In a blog post, the social media giant said that “We’re testing this so we can make sure teens and adults are in the right experience for their age group.  We are also partnering with Yoti, a company that specializes in online age verification, to help ensure people’s privacy”.

To guide them towards taking a video, users can choose to follow on-screen instructions with video selfies. With the use of Yoti, a digital ID service, the capture is shared. This device only verifies the age of the person based on facial features.

Upon the verification of the same, the image is then deleted by both Meta and Yoti, as per the company.

Social Vouching as Age Verification

Alternatively, users can also share their IDs to verify their age. A third age-verification method called social vouching was also in use until Instagram took down the option to work more on it. Social vouching allowed users to ask three mutual followers to confirm how old they were, and these users could then vouch for the user in question, provided they themselves are aged 18 and above.

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