Instagram is forcing users to enter their date of birth in the app, these steps are necessary to use the app

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Instagram users will need to enter their date of birth to use the app. Let us tell you that the company has called this step mandatory. Its purpose is to restrict the use of the app mainly for children below the age of 13 years.

 Instagram is now forcing all users globally to enter their date of birth so that they can use the platform without any interruption. Last year, the Meta-owned photo-sharing app announced that it would soon make age verification mandatory on the platform. Explain that its purpose is to restrict the use of the app mainly for children under the age of 13.

The photo-sharing app is prompting users to fill in their date of birth details immediately. When users open the app row, they see a prompt. It reads, "Before you can continue using Instagram, you must specify your birthday, whether this account is for a business or a pet. This helps protect the young people in our community." We will also use your birthday to help customize your experience, including ads. It will not be part of your public profile. This initiative will not only restrict users under the age of 13 but will also provide better-targeted advertising and Will improve the experience too.

Instagram also tells users that this is a mandatory process and they do not have the option to avoid it. But if some users try to circumvent the ban by providing fake birth details, Instagram has artificial intelligence (AI) support system, which helps in finding out the exact age of its users. It can detect this from your birthday wishes or Facebook details. Instagram started asking for edge verification as an optional feature in 2019. Last year, it made it mandatory for users to provide their date of birth details. Till now, Instagram allowed users to use the platform. But, now it is mandatory to add the date of birth.

Instagram kids details

Last year, Meta was found working on a kids-focused version of Instagram Kids, dubbed Instagram Kids. But the company faced severe criticism from government bodies for increasing the use of Instagram among children. Advocacy groups and officials, including the US State Attorney General, urged Meta to drop the project. Since then, the company has stopped the development of the Kids app.