Instagram to try out stronger age checks including video selfies
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Instagram to try out stronger age checks including video selfies

Verification in US will require youngsters to provide video or find three adults to vouch for them

Instagram will start testing strong age verification for the first time, requiring users who try to change their age from under-18 to over-18 to either upload a video selfie for automatic age verification, or find three adults to vouch for them.

The changes, which are initially rolling out in the US, will apply only to users who have already indicated they are under 18, but try to edit their date of birth to gain access to age-restricted features.

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