“If someone attempts to edit their date of birth on Instagram from under the age of 18 to 18 or over, we’ll require them to verify their age using one of three options: upload their ID, record a video selfie or ask mutual friends to verify their age,” reads part of the official announcement.
Instagram requires people to punch in their age when they first sign up, and the minimum age for a person to be able to create an account is 13 (in some countries it’s even higher). The idea is to be able to tailor the content for the various age groups – protecting teens (13-17) from harmful content.
The second option is even more interesting – social vouching. Instagram users will be able to ask three already verified users over the age of 18 to vouch for them. Here’s how it would work:
Source: Phone Arena