Instagram will ask new users to provide their birthdays


Instagram will start requiring all new users to provide their birthdays when making an account. The new requirement starts today and is seemingly geared toward creating “age-appropriate experiences.” A user’s age might produce different recommended privacy settings or generate in-app information about staying safe online, the company says in a blog post. Birthdays will be hidden from other users, and existing users won’t have to add their birthdays for now. Users have to be 13 to join the service.

New users haven’t been required to include their birthdays up until now, except in cases where people merged their Facebook and Instagram accounts. Minors in the European Union also had to submit their birthdays so that Facebook could comply…

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Author: Ashley Carman