We all know that Instagram is a photo/video-sharing social networking service used by almost every age group in the present scenario. Keeping this in mind, Instagram is working to launch a safe version of the app in favour of children below the age of 13. The motive is similar to the tailored version of Facebook that was made for kids.
Reportedly, the photo/video sharing app made changes to its safety features which provides surety to parents that their child is having a healthy and safe experience. Also, the report stated that kids under the age of 13 should not be allowed to sign up for Instagram. The team is currently working on a version that will support kids aged 13 or below, states Vishal Shah, the VP of the social platform.
Moreover, in a recent interview, the company’s Chief, Adam Mosseri also confirmed this news. However, he said that “It is a difficult task to identify a person’s age, especially considering users usually don’t get proper identification till they reach their late teens. The parent company of Instagram already has a product targeted towards young individuals, dubbed Messenger Kids, which might serve as a basis for the ‘kid’ version of the popular social media platform.”
The note holds the words “We will be building a new youth pillar within the Community Product Group to focus on two things: (a) accelerating our integrity and privacy work to ensure the safest possible experience for teens and (b) building a version of Instagram that allows people under the age of 13 to safely use Instagram for the first time.”
Let’s wait for further information regarding the update or when it will stably roll out!