The popular social network began to scan the faces of users

The popular social network began to scan the faces of users

A popular social network has begun scanning users' faces

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Developers Instagram social networks have launched a face scanning feature to determine the age of users, reports Business Insider. So far, the new feature is only available in the United States.

The innovation is aimed at users who want to change their age in app to 18 years and older. There are three ways to confirm the age of majority — upload a photo of their ID, ask three friends to verify their age, or record a video selfie.

If the user chooses the latter method, Instagram hands over the video to London-based startup Yoti, whose algorithms will scan facial features for  age determination. In addition, Instagram will use the received data for its recommendations so that the user receives content according to its age restrictions.

It is noted that Yoti and Instagram do not plan to store user data and will delete it as soon as they confirm the user's age . For example, if a user submits a passport photo, the image will be deleted after 30 days.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga