Instagram is bringing a feature that must be shared for the safety of teenage children
Instagram has made it mandatory for users to share their birthdays for the safety of teenage children. The update is said to help the app find out the age of the user and protect it from online harassment. Since 2019, Instagram has been asking new users to add their birthdays when signing up.
But since those who have an account before that will not share this information, the app will prompt you to enter your birthday in the coming weeks. Initially, the notification was removed, but later the app will be forced to enter the information. The app will ask for the date of birth several times and the same prompt will appear when trying to view sensitive content.
You also have to age to see the medical process and other content. The company will use artificial intelligence to check for fake birthdays. If it seems wrong, the user will be asked to verify their age again. A few days ago, Instagram also introduced a feature to prevent strangers from texting teenagers.